Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (2022)
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu Run Time: 160 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022
Starring: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Griselda Siciliani, Íker Sánchez Solano, Luz Jiménez, Ximena Lamadrid
About the film:
Official Selection, 2022 Venice Film Festival
Mexico official submission for Best International Feature Film, Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (2022) was nominated for Best Achievement in Cinematography (Darius Khondji) at the 95th Academy Awards. Celebrate Awards Season at the Film Center! Learn more here.
An epic, visually stunning and immersive experience set against 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 compelled to return to his native country, unaware that this simple trip will push him to an existential limit. The folly of his memories and fears have decided to pierce through the present, filling his everyday life with a sense of bewilderment and wonder.
With both emotion and abundant laughter, Silverio grapples with universal yet intimate questions about identity, success, mortality, the history of Mexico and the deeply emotional familial bonds he shares with his wife and children. Indeed, what it means to be human in these very peculiar times.
About the filmmaker:
Alejandro G. Iñárritu is an internationally acclaimed Mexican filmmaker and screenwriter. Primarily known for making modern psychological drama films about the human condition, his projects include include 21 Grams (2003), Babel (2006), Biutiful (2010), Birdman (2014), and The Revenant (2015). His films have garnered numerous accolades including 4 Academy Awards with a Special Achievement Award, 3 Golden Globe Awards, 3 British Academy Film Awards, 2 American Film Institute Awards, 2 Directors Guild of America Awards and a Producers Guild of America Award. He is the first Mexican filmmaker to be nominated for either director or producer in the history of the Academy Awards, the first Mexican filmmaker to receive a Best Picture award at Cannes, and the first Latin-American filmmaker to head the Jury of the Cannes Film Festival.
BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths marks Iñárritu’s first film to be shot in Mexico since his feature directorial debut, the international sensation Amores Perros (2000).See our upcoming films