“Bardo” Trailer Unveils Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s First Film Since “The Revenant”
You won’t see a more sumptuous, surreal trailer than Bardo anytime soon. This look at director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s new feature, his first since his masterful 2015 epic The Revenant, received a six-minute standing ovation after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. That screening latest three hours, but the new trailer reflects a trimmed-down version of the film (Iñárritu cut 22 minutes) that will be released theatrically in Mexico on October 27, followed by a limited theatrical release in the U.S., Spain, and Argentina on November 4, before moving to Netflix on December 16.
Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths follows Silverio (Daniel Giménez Cacho), a well-respected Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Silverio finally has a good reason to return to his native Mexico—he’s been named the recipient of a prestigious international award—yet this trip will prove far more meaningful than a mere ego boost. What follows is a journey into Silverio’s heart and soul, a realm of memory and fears that begin to invade his waking life. His trip home becomes a trip within himself as Iñárritu’s film grapples with life’s biggest questions. Who is Silverio, really? What has his life meant? What does his family mean to him? What does it mean to be a human being, alive today, when everything feels so desperately unsteady?
Such heady material is hardly a departure for Iñárritu, one of the most daring filmmakers of his generation. Working with cinematographer Darius Khondji (Amour, Se7en) and written by Iñárritu and his Birdman co-writer Nicolás Giacobone.
Check out the trailer here:
Here’s the official synopsis for Bardo:
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.
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Featured image: Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (2022). (L-R) Daniel GimÈnez Cacho as Silverio and Ximena Lamadrid as Camila. Cr. Limbo Films, S. De R.L. de C.V. Courtesy of Netflix