BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS

SPOTLIGHT ON DANIEL GIMÉNEZ CACHO

SCREENING + PRESENTATION OF THE MVFF AWARD FOR ACTING

¡VIVA EL CINE!  |  WORLD

Mexico, 2022, 161 min, Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Named for the Buddhist concept of a transitional state between death and rebirth, and subtitled “False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths,” this witty epic from multiple-Oscar®-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Biutiful, MVFF33; The Revenant) centers on Silverio (Daniel Giménez Cacho), a renowned journalist and documentary filmmaker who returns to Mexico after a successful sojourn in the US. It appears that our hero is undergoing a midlife crisis of Felliniesque proportions, as he grapples with his identity, childhood memories, familial relationships, and even his two countries’ histories, in progressively surreal and outrageous vignettes. In Silverio’s world, imagination consistently subverts reality, and Iñárritu and his collaborators, including cinematographer Darius Khondji, make the transitions appear fluid and seamless. Iñárritu’s first production in his native Mexico since his celebrated feature debut Amores perros in 2000, Bardo resonates as a personal statement about the world and the artist’s place in it. —Richard Peterson

In Spanish with English subtitles

IN PERSON: actor Daniel Giménez Cacho

Llamada así por el concepto budista de un estado de transición entre la muerte y el renacimiento, y subtitulada “Falsa crónica de un puñado de verdades”, esta ingeniosa epopeya del director ganador de múltiples Oscar® Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Biutiful, MVFF33; The Revenant) se centra en Silverio (Daniel Giménez Cacho en una actuación espectacular), un reconocido periodista y documentalista que regresa a México después de una exitosa estancia en Estados Unidos. Parece que nuestro héroe está atravesando una crisis de mediana edad de proporciones felliniescas, mientras lidia con su identidad, recuerdos de la infancia, relaciones familiares e incluso la historia de sus dos países, en viñetas cada vez más surrealistas y extravagantes. En el mundo de Silverio, la imaginación subvierte constantemente la realidad, e Iñárritu y sus colaboradores, incluido el director de fotografía Darius Khondji, hacen que las transiciones parezcan fluidas y perfectas. La primera producción de Iñárritu en su México natal desde su célebre ópera prima Amores perros en 2000, Bardo resuena como una declaración personal sobre el mundo y el lugar del artista en él.

Traducido por Isabel Fondevila


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Showtimes

In-Person


6:00 PM — Rafael 1

Director

Born in Mexico City, Alejandro González Iñárritu worked as a DJ and was a producer for the Latin America media company Televisa before segueing into composing music for films. His first feature, Amores Perros (2000) won three prizes at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Oscar®. His other films include 21 Grams (2003), recipient of a Film Independent Spirit Special Distinction Award; Babel (2006), winner of three Cannes Film Festival awards and nominated for seven Academy Awards®; Biutiful (MVFF33), a Best Foreign Language Oscar nominee; Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), winner of four Venice Film Festival awards and four Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay; and The Revenant (2015), for which Iñárritu won a Best Director Oscar.

Film Info

countries:

Year:

2022

Running Time:

161

Languages:

Spanish

Director:

Alejandro González Iñárritu

Producers:

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Stacy Perskie

Cinematographers:

Darius Khondji

Editors:

Monica Salazar

Writers:

Nicolás Giacobone, Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Cast:

Daniel Giménez Cacho, Hugo Albores, Andrés Almeida, Misha Arias De La Cantolla

Subtitles:

English

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