Alejandro González Iñárritu’s last two films, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and The ghost, were both nominated for Best Picture, the first winner. The filmmaker has also won Best Director twice, among other accomplishments (getting Leo his first Oscar). Iñárritu will attempt to do three in a row with his next long-titled feature, BARDO, false chronicle of a handful of truths.
The Netflix film is described as an “epic, visually stunning and immersive experience”, although critics from the Venice International Film Festival, where it premiered, may disagree. One thing is certain though: BARDO will be jaw-dropping (and with a Beatles song in the trailer, the budget is probably jaw-dropping too.)
BARDO, false chronicle of a handful of truths depicts the intimate and moving journey of Silverio, a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles, who, after being named the recipient of a prestigious international award, is forced to return to his native country, unaware that this simple trip will push him to an existential limit. The madness of his memories and his fears have decided to pierce the present, filling his daily life with a feeling of bewilderment and wonder.
With both emotion and abundant laughter, Silverio grapples with universal yet intimate questions about identity, success, mortality, Mexican history, and the deeply emotional family bonds he shares with his wife and family. children. Indeed, what it means to be human in these very special times.
BARDO, false chronicle of a handful of truths hits select theaters in November before hitting Netflix on December 16.