Netflix announced today that it has acquired Academy Award-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu‘s BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, which is currently in post-production and will wrap by fall, with a release date set for the end of the year.
The film was shot in 65mm by Darius Khondji and will have a theatrical release in select markets before making it to the streaming service later this year. The film was written by Iñárritu and Nicolas Giacobone.
From a Netflix press release, it will tell the story of “of a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker, who returns home and works through an existential crisis as he grapples with his identity, familial relationships, the folly of his memories as well as the past of his country. He seeks answers in his past to reconcile who he is in the present.”
On the film itself, Netflix’s Head of Global Film Scott Stuber said that “Alejandro is one of the greatest modern filmmakers and one of the leading visionaries in our industry. BARDO is a cinematic experience that has inspired us to create a release strategy designed for the film to penetrate culture in the biggest and widest way. We will give film lovers everywhere the opportunity to experience the film through a global theatrical release and the film’s worldwide release on Netflix. Having known Alejandro for a long time, I am personally very excited to finally be able to work alongside him and to bring his film to a global audience.”
The movie will star Daniel Giménez Cacho and Griselda Siciliani. It is still unclear when the movie will be released this year, but we are definitely looking at a potential awards contender to be released in November or December.
Source: Netflix (press release)