A renowned filmmaker faces an existential crisis as he navigates the truth of his memories in BARD, False chronicle of a handful of truths. To be honest, that simple synopsis doesn’t sound all that unique, does it? Many movies have traveled a similar path, but this one comes from acclaimed director Alejandro G. Iñárritu in his first film since 2015. the reborn.
Premiered in Venice where it competed for the Golden Lion, BARD It stars Daniel Giménez Cacho, Griselda Siciliani, Ximena Lamadrid and Iker Solano. Judging from the trailer and some early reactions, the film finds Iñárritu pleasing artistically, creating a world that is as much illusion as reality.
The film was co-written by Iñárritu and Nicolás Giacobone. It received mixed reviews after its world premiere in Venice, with particular attention given to the stunning visuals. It seems to me that Iñárritu is trying to do his thing Rome, which, as much as I loved it, was terribly self-indulgent. The mixed reaction has led Iñárritu to cut 22 minutes from the initial cut…
“The first time I saw my film was with 2,000 people in Venice”, Iñárritu told IndieWire. “That was a good opportunity to watch it and learn about things that could benefit from being a little tied up, adding a scene that never made it in time, and changing the order of a thing or two. Little by little I was squeezing it and I am very excited”.
The film now clocks in at 2 hours and 32 minutes, with no credits.
BARD, False chronicle of a handful of truths will have a limited release in theaters on November 18, before hitting Netflix on December 16.
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.