Alejandro G. Inarritu wraps production in Mexico on Bardo

“Nostalgic comedy set against an epic journey” expected to open in 2022.

By Jeremy Kay 24 Sep 2021

Alejandro G. Inarritu wraps production in Mexico on Bardo
Alejandro G. Iñárritu on set of Bardo with actor Daniel Jimenez Cacho. Credit: Photo by SeoJu Park

Two-time best directing Oscar winner Alejandro G. Inarritu has wrapped production in Mexico on Bardo (Or False Chronicle Of A Handful Of Truths).

Screen understands the film will not get a release this year and distributors or sales agents attached to the film remained unknown at time of writing. 

Five years after Inarritu earned his second consecutive best directing Oscar for The Revenant (He also won for Birdman in 2015), the Mexican auteur returns with a story based on a screenplay he co-wrote with regular collaborator Nicolas Giacobone.

It marks the first time Inarittu has shot a feature in Mexico since 2010’s Biutiful, which filmed in Mexico and Spain, and the first time he has shot a film entirely in Mexico since his 2000 breakout Amores Perros.

Bardo stars Daniel Jimenez Cacho and Griselda Siciliani and is described as a nostalgic comedy set against an epic journey. The story chronicles the uncertainties of the main character, a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker, as he returns to his native country to face his identity, family, the folly of his memories and the new reality of his country.

Cinematography was led by French-Iranian photographer Darius Khondji, production design by Eugenio Caballero, and costume design by Anna Terrazas.

This article originally appeared on sister site, ScreenDaily.

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