What is life beyond our memories? celebrity filmmaker Alejandro G. Inarritu trips through the memories and the truths that hide in “Bardo, false chronicle of a handful of truths.” The film, which centers on an award-winning journalist/documentarian, appears to be a thematic successor to Iñárritu’s “Birdman or (The unexpected virtue of ignorance).” Part illusion, part reality: the main aspects of ‘Bard‘ push the audience to question everything.
Iñárritu indulges in his own questions in this shocking cinematic inquiry. “Memory lacks truth,” he wrote as part of the film’s 2022 Venice Film Festival director’s statement. “He just has emotional conviction. It is the truth of that emotion that I set out to search for in the enormous drawer of chimeras I have been carrying.” The film debuted there, but to mixed results (read our review). Still, stand tall, and Netflix he clearly still sees him as an Oscar contender.
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The project pushes a talented ensemble of artists to their artistic limits. Daniel Gimenez Cacho, sicilian griselda, Ximena LamadridY Iker Solano lead the cast. Cacho is an intriguing choice, having worked with William of the Bull in 1993 “Chronos” as much as Alfonso Cuaron in 2001’s “And Your Mother Too.”
Official movie synopsis:
BARDO, false chronicle of a handful of truths is an epic, visually stunning and immersive experience that unfolds in the intimate and moving journey of Silverio, a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles, who, after being named winner of a prestigious international award, is forced to return to his native country, not knowing that this simple trip will take him to an existential limit. The madness of his memories and fears have decided to go through the present, filling his daily life with a sense of bewilderment and wonder.
With emotion and laughter galore, Silverio grapples with universal yet intimate questions about identity, success, mortality, Mexican history, and the deeply emotional family ties he shares with his wife and children. In fact, what it means to be human in these peculiar times.
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After its premiere in Venice, “BARD, False chronicle of a handful of truths” has a limited theatrical release on November 18, and the film will premiere on Netflix on December 16. Check out the trailer for “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” below.
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