Iñarritu's 'Bardo' premieres in the United States
The film 'Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths' by award-winning Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 4.
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Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths tells the story of renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker Silverio Gama, who lives in Los Angeles. After winning a prestigious international award, Gama is forced to return to his country, unaware that this will lead him to an existential limit.
The character, played by Mexican actor Daniel Giménez Cacho (known for Solo con tu pareja, Cronos, Y tu mamá también y Arráncame la Vida), will search for answers in his past to reconcile who he is in the present. He will face his identity, the absurdity of his memories, as well as the new reality of the land where he was born.
With emotion and plenty of laughter, Silverio Gama will grapple with universal yet intimate questions about mortality, Mexico's history, the deeply emotional family ties he shares with his wife and children, his fears and sense of bewilderment.
In addition to Daniel Giménez, the semi-autobiographical film stars the Argentine actress Griselda Siciliani (known for Los únicos y Educando a Nina), Mexican actress Ximena Lamadrid (Who killed Sara?), Mexican actor Íker Lozano and the American actor Jay O. Sanders.
Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths is directed by the renowned and multi-award winning Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu, who's back after a break. This is the first film Iñárritu has shot in Mexico since Amores Perros (2000).
Winner of the Oscar for Best Picture, Direction and Screenplay for his film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) in 2014 and the Oscar for Best Director for The Revenant in 2015, Iñárritu co-wrote the screenplay for Bardo with the Argentine screenwriter Nicolás Giacobone, with whom he previously worked alongside on Birdman and Biutiful.
Shot on 65mm by Academy Award® nominee Darius Khondji (Amour, Se7en), the film features production design by Oscar-winning Mexican designer Eugenio Caballero (Roma, Pan's Labyrinth) and design wardrobe for Anna Terrazas (The Deuce and Roma).
The latest movie by the renowned Latin American filmmaker premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in September and in Mexico on Oct. 27.
The film will open in the United States theaters this Friday, Nov. 4, and will also be available on the Netflix streaming platform — which acquired the rights to the movie — on Dec. 16.