Bardo: Netflix offers the new Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, a “nostalgic comedy”

Broadcast this year on the platform.

Surprise, surprise. Defender of the halls, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu (The Revenant, Birdman, Babel, 21 Grams…) will nevertheless release his next film, bardo, on Netflix. Not a Brigitte biopic (hehe) but a feature film described as a “nostalgic comedy“, starring Daniel Gimenez Cacho (The bad education) and Griselda Siciliani (the series With all my heart). According to the latest news, filming was completed last September in Mexico, and bardo would have been funded entirely independently. Netflix will therefore serve here only as a distributor, and not as a producer.

Bardo’s script was co-written with Nicolás Giacobone (with whom he had already collaborated on Biutiful and Birdman) and the cinematographer is the gifted Darius Khondji (The City of Lost Children, Seven…). Iñárritu has also surrounded himself with production designer Eugenio Caballero (Pan’s Labyrinth, Minutes After Midnight…) and costume designer Anna Terrazas (007 Ghost, Roma…).

Here is the synopsis: Bardo retraces a journey steeped in nostalgia, both intimate and grandiose. It tells the story of a well-known Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker who, back home, goes through an existential crisis. Indeed, he must face questions related to his identity, his family relations, his delirious memories, but also to the history of his country. He then seeks answers in his own past to assume the man he has become today. »

bardo will be released in 2022 on Netflix.

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