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From Bowie to Buñuel: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Shares Inspirations Behind ‘Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths’

In Netflix’s Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, Daniel Giménez Cacho stars as Silverio Gama, a renowned documentarian who is set to receive a prestigious award for his career as a journalist upon his return to his native Mexico after living with his family in Los Angeles for decades. The epic black comedy, […]

Oscars: Mexico Picks ‘Bardo’ as International Feature Submission

Mexico has selected Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths as its official contender for the 2023 Academy Awards in the best international feature category. The epic comedy, which also marks Iñárritu’s first Mexican feature since his 2000 breakout Amores Perros, will be released in theaters starting on Oct. 27, before […]

Telluride Awards Analysis: ‘Bardo,’ Even With Netflix’s Backing, Will Face Uphill Climb in Top Categories

There are few filmmakers in the world more talented and exciting than Alejandro G. Iñárritu, whose prior features — Amores Perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), Babel (2006), Biutiful (2010), Birdman (2014) and The Revenant (2015) — were each tremendously well-reviewed and, at the very least, Oscar-nominated. As you will probably recall, the Mexican filmmaker won the […]

Venice: World Premiere of Alejandro G. Inarritu’s ‘Bardo’ Gets Warm (Albeit Exhausted) Reaction

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s first feature since The Revenant received a generally warm response at its world premiere Thursday night in Venice. The Venice audience responded with warm applause and some cheering at the end of the nearly three-hour-long film, rising to give Iñárritu and the cast of Bardo a standing ovation lasting around three minutes.  The film’s long […]

Venice: Alejandro G. Inarritu on How Returning to Mexico for ‘Bardo’ Was Like “Meeting an Old Friend”

It’s been eight long years since Alejandro G. Iñárritu last brought a film to Venice. Birdman would, of course, go on to sweep the 2015 Academy Awards (with four wins, including for best film and best director) and help cement Venice’s status as the premier launchpad for awards season glory. A year later, The Revenant […]

Netflix Owns the Fall Festival Season, but Still Won’t Release Its Movies in Theaters

Netflix, it’s fair to say, owns the fall festival season. Noah Baumbach’s streamer-produced White Noise opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday, Aug. 31, and Sally El Hosaini’s true-life refugee tale The Swimmers, another Netflix movie, will kick off the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Sept. 8. With four movies in competition in Venice […]