Streaming giants Netflix have acquired BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, the new film from five time Oscar Winner, Alejandro G. Iñárritu.
The release is Iñárritu’s first feature film since 2015’s The Revenant, and his first shot in his name country of Mexico since ‘Amores Perros.’ in 2000.
BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths will arrive in cinemas and on Netflix in late 2022.
The film stars Daniel Giménez Cacho and Griselda Siciliani, and was written by Iñárritu and Nicolás Giacobone. The two previously collaborated on the Oscar-winning script for Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance and Biutiful. BARDO is a “nostalgic comedy set against an epic personal journey, chronicling the story of a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker, who returns home and works through an existential crisis as he grapples with his identity, familial relationships, the folly of his memories as well as the past of his country.”
Shot on 65mm and with cinematography from Academy Award-nominee Darius Khondji (Amour, Se7en), BARDO will be on show in the US, UK, and Mexico, among many others, before debuting on Netflix.
“Alejandro is one of the greatest modern filmmakers and one of the leading visionaries in our industry,” said Netflix Head of Global Film Scott Stuber. “BARDO is a cinematic experience that has inspired us to create a release strategy designed for the film to penetrate culture in the biggest and widest way. We will give film lovers everywhere the opportunity to experience the film through a global theatrical release and the film’s worldwide release on Netflix. Having known Alejandro for a long time, I am personally very excited to finally be able to work alongside him and to bring his film to a global audience.”