Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s next film has an official name…
The 58-year-old Mexican Oscar-winning film director, producer and screenwriter’s upcoming project will be titled Bardo (or False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths)
The news comes as the five-time Oscar winner wraps production on the film in Mexico City.
The feature penned by Iñárritu and longtime collaborator Nicolás Giacobone is billed as a nostalgic comedy set against an epic journey. A chronicle of uncertainties where the main character, a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker, returns to his native country to face his identity, familial relationships, and the folly of his memories, as well as the past and new reality of his country.
Daniel Jimenez Cacho and Griselda Siciliani star in the film, which marks Iñárritu’s return to his native country, 20 years after Amores Perros.
Bardo comes on the heels of his Oscar winners The Revenant and Birdman, as well as his virtual installation Carne y Arena.
Oscar nominee Darius Khondji photographed the indie produced by Iñárritu, with Oscar winner Eugenio Caballero serving as production designer and Anna Terrazas as costume designer.