On November 30, Netflix partnered with the Mexican Cultural Institute and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino in Washington DC to host a screening at the Motion Picture Association of BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, the new film from five-time Academy Award® winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, The Revenant). The screening was followed by a Q&A with actors Daniel Gimenez Cacho, and Ximena Lamadrid and moderated by journalist and film critic, Anne Hoyt Wakefield. In addition, the following dignitaries and leaders attended the event, Congressman Joaquin Castro, Felix Sanchez (Hispanic Foundation for the Arts), Jorge Zamanillo (Smithsonian), Ix-Nic Iruegas (Mexican Cultural Institute) and Gail Mackinnon (Motion Picture Association).
BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths is available in theaters now, and will stream on December 16, 2022 on Netflix.
Five-time Academy Award®-winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu brings us BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths.
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.
Mexican actor Daniel Giménez Cacho plays Silverio Gama in an indelible performance.
Shot on resplendent 65mm by Academy Award®–nominee Darius Khondji (Amour, Se7en) and written by Iñárritu and Nicolás Giacobone (Oscar®–winning Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and Biutiful), BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths marks Iñárritu’s first film to be shot in Mexico since 2000’s international sensation Amores Perros. The film features production design by the Oscar®–winning Mexican designer Eugenio Caballero (ROMA, Pan’s Labyrinth) and costume design by Anna Terrazas (The Deuce, ROMA).