The trailer for Alejandro G. Iñárritu‘s BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths has released online. Written by Iñárritu and Nicolas Giacobone, the movie stars Daniel Giménez Cacho, Griselda Siciliani, Ximena Lamadrid, and Iker Solano.
Our editor-in-chief Joey Magidson saw the movie at the Telluride Film Festival and said that “those willing to give themselves over to Bardo will see something that may not always make sense, but is full of incredible imagery, as well as a sense that a filmmaker is giving all of himself to you. Whether or not the story resonates is one thing, but it’s impossible not to respect the ambition.” When the movie premiered at Telluride and Venice, it was running at 174 minutes, but Iñárritu has now removed 22 minutes of footage for the final version. It now sits at 152 minutes. You can read his full review of the movie here.
its plot synopsis reads “BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths is 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.”
You can watch the trailer below and see the movie in select theatres in November and on Netflix December 16: