Five-time Academy Award-winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu brings us Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths this fall on Netflix.
Iñárritu is known for his work on acclaimed movies like Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and The Revenant, so it’s no surprise that his last film has been receiving tons of hype ahead of its upcoming Netflix premiere.
The director has said his latest work is one of the most complicated movies he’s ever made as it explores the journey of a Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker who returns to Mexico after winning a prestigious prize and finds himself pushed to an existential limit. There are certainly some autobiographical elements to the movie, which brought Iñárritu back to Mexico for the first time since his 2000 film Amores Perros.
“I think the ones who feel displaced will understand it. Distance and time can make you feel that way. Your roots and your identity start to get dissolved. It’s a feeling that’s almost impossible to grasp if you haven’t been through it,” Iñarritu says about his Bardo alter ego in a conversation with IndieWire.
Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths release date
Bardo will be released in theaters in Mexico on October 27 and then in select theaters in other countries on November 4. The movie will make its Netflix debut on December 16.
Is there a trailer for Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths?
No. Netflix has not released a trailer or teaser for Iñárritu’s upcoming film as of September 2022. The first teaser will probably be released sometime in October.
Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths cast
The film stars Spanish-born Mexican actor Daniel Giménez Cacho as Silverio Gama. He’s joined by Argentine actress Griselda Siciliani, who plays Lucía.
Here’s the main cast list for the film:
- Daniel Giménez Cacho as Silverio
- Griselda Siciliani as Lucía
- Ximena Lamadrid as Camila
- Íker Sánchez Solano as Lorenzo
Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths synopsis
From Netflix, “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 to the present, filling his everyday life with a sense of bewilderment and wonder.”
Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths photos
Get your first look at Daniel Giménez Cacho, Griselda Siciliani, Íker Sánchez Solano, and more in the following photos from the movie.
Bardo releases in select theaters on November 4 and then on Netflix on December 16.