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Bardo, falsa crónica de unas cuantas verdades

Venezia 79 Competition

Director:
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Production:
M Productions, Redrum
Running Time:
174’
Language:
Spanish, English
Country:
Mexico
Main Cast:
Daniel Giménez Cacho, Griselda Siciliani, Ximena Lamadrid, Iker Sanchez Solano, Andrés Almeida, Francisco Rubio
Screenplay:
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone
Cinematographer:
Darius Khondjii
Editor:
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mónica Salazar
Production Designer:
Eugenio Caballero
Costume Designer:
Anna Terrazas
Music:
Bryce Dessner, Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Sound:
Nicolas Becker, Martin Hernandez

Synopsis

BARDO, Falsa crónica de unas cuantas verdades is an epic, visually stunning and immersive experience set against the intimate and moving journey of Silverio, a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles, who, after being named the recipient of a prestigious international award, is compelled to return to his native country, unaware that this simple trip will push him to an existential limit.
The folly of his memories and fears have decided to pierce through the present, filling his everyday life with a sense of bewilderment and wonder. With both emotion and abundant laughter, Silverio grapples with universal yet intimate questions about identity, success, mortality, the history of Mexico and the deeply emotional familial bonds he shares with his wife and children. Indeed, what it means to be human in these very peculiar times.

Director’s Statement

A few years ago, I suddenly realised the road ahead of me was much shorter than the one I had left behind. Inevitably, I started to explore it backwards and inwards. Both paths are elusive and labyrinthine. Time and space enmesh. The narrative that makes up ‘our life’ is no more than a false mirage constructed of events experienced subjectively by our limited nervous system.
Memory lacks truth. It only possesses emotional conviction. It is the truth in that emotion that I set out to search for in the enormous drawer of chimeras I have been carrying.
I must warn you beforehand: I have found no absolute truths. Only a journey between reality and imagination. A dream.
Dreams, as cinema, are real but not truthful. In both, time is liquid.
BARDO is the chronicle of that journey between those two illusions whose borders are indecipherable.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: M Productions
9171 Wilshire Blvd, 300
CA 90210 – Beverly Hills, United States of America

PRODUCTION 2: Redrum
Callejón del Aguacate N.32, Barrio de Santa Catarina Coyoacán
04010 CDMX – Mexico City, Mexico

WORLD SALES: Netflix
cmason@netflix.com

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Netflix
cmason@netflix.com

PRESS OFFICE: Melody Monfreda, Joely Cook, Emily Salkin – DDA
bardo@ddapr.com

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Benedetta Lucherini, Daniele Massironi, Gianluca Pignatelli
benny@studiolucherinipignatelli.it
daniele@studiolucherinipignatelli.it
gianluca@studiolucherinipignatelli.it


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