The director of Birdman and The Revenant signs a “nostalgic comedy” filmed in Mexico.
Since the success of the Revenant, in 2015, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu has turned a short film in VR, Carne y arena, in 2017, and he just finished his new feature, Bardo (Or False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths), reveals Variety. Described as “a nostalgic comedy”, she will follow Daniel Gimenez Cacho (Bad education) and Griselda Siciliani (the series With all my heart) in Mexico. The first plays a journalist and documentary maker who returns to his native country to a period of his life when he asks himself many existential questions. By returning home and reconnecting with his past, he will try to answer some of them.
Iñárritu co-wrote this story with Nicolás Giacobone, with whom he had previously collaborated on Biutiful and Birdman. He also surrounded himself with cinematographer Darius Khondji (City of Lost Children, Seven…), the production designer Eugenio Caballero (Pan’s Labyrinth, A few minutes after midnight…) and costume designer Anna Terrazas (007 Specter, Roma…)
Funded independently, Bardo has no distributor, and therefore no release schedule yet. The filmmaker’s last two films, Birdman and the Revenant had been supported by Fox (specifically Fox Searchlight and 20th Century Fox, which have since been bought by Disney Studios), and knowing that they have both received several Oscars (including that of the best director two years in a row! ), Bardo It should not take long to be acquired by a Hollywood studio.
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