Alejandro G. Iñárritu Releases New Trailer for His Upcoming Film “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths”

Alejandro G. Iñárritu is sharing his Truths

The 59-year-old Mexican Oscar-winning filmmaker and screenwriter has released a new trailer for his new film Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths.

Alejandro G. InarrituThe trailer is set to the tune of the Beatles classic “I Am the Walrus.”

The new trailer gives viewers a taste of what Venice Film Festival attendees experienced this month.

The film received six minutes of applause in its three-hour world premiere on September 2 in Venice.

The director has cut 22 minutes of the film since then, bringing the runtime to about 2½ hours.

Written by Iñárritu and Nicolás GiacoboneBardo is billed as a nostalgic comedy set against an epic personal journey. It chronicles the story of a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker who returns home and works through an existential crisis as he grapples with his identity, familial relationships, the folly of his memories as well as the past of his country, all the while seeking answers in his past to reconcile who he is in the present.

Mexican actor Daniel Giménez Cacho plays Silverio Gama in Iñárritu’s first film to be shot in Mexico since 2000’s Amores Perros.

The cast also includes Griselda Siciliani, Ximena Lamadrid and Iker Solano and features production design by Eugenio Caballero and costume design by Anna Terrazas.

Bardo opens theatrically in Mexico on October 27, followed by a limited theatrical release in the U.S., Spain and Argentina on November 4 before rolling out in a global expansion on November 18.

The film will debut December 1 on Netflix.

Netflix Renews Manolo Cardona’s Spanish Mystery Drama Series for Second Season

The Sara chronicles will continue for Manolo Cardona

Days after the season 1 premiere, Netflix has given a season 2 renewal to Spanish mystery drama series Who Killed Sara?, starring the 43-year-old Colombian actor.

Manolo Cardona,

It’s slated to premiere on May 19 on the streaming service.

In addition to Cardona, the series stars Carolina Miranda, Ginés García Millán, Claudia Ramírez, Eugenio Siller and Alejandro Nones.

Matías Novoa, Daniel Giménez Cacho and Antonio de la Vega have joined the cast of the series for the second season.

In Who Killed Sara?, after 18 years of unjust imprisonment, Alex Guzmán (Cardona) is released from prison with the perfect plan to discover who killed his sister Sara (Ximena Lamadrid) and why the Lazcano family blamed him for the crime. What he doesn’t imagine is that the search for evidence will confront him with a much more dangerous detour than imagined: he will fall in love against his better judgment with Elisa (Miranda), the daughter of his main suspect, and, at the same time, will be horrified to learn that it is Sara’s secrets that will be the main obstacle to reach the truth. Therefore, when he finally confronts the true perpetrator of the crime, Alex will wish he had never begun his revenge.

The second season also will feature Lamadrid, Leo Deluglio, Andrés Baida, Ana Sofía Domínguez, Polo Morín, Luis Roberto Guzmán, Fátima Molina, Ela Velden and Litzy Domínguez among others.

Written by José Ignacio Valenzuela, the series is directed by David “Leche” Ruiz, Carlos Bolado and Poncho Pineda. Juan Uruchurtu produces for Perro Azul.

Netflix Releases First Trailer for Méndez’s Dramedy “Club De Cuervos”

Luis Gerardo Méndez is ready to bend it like Beckham on Netflix

The on-demand Internet streaming media provider has released the first official trailer for Club De Cuervos, starring the 33-year-old Mexican actor.

Club De Cuervos

From Gaz Alazraki (Nosotros los Nobles), Netflix’ new dramedy centers on the prominent Iglesias family, whose members engage in an outrageous battle to determine who will gain full control of his beloved professional soccer team: The Cuervos of Nuevo Toledo, when the family patriarch dies unexpectedly.

Balanced equally among comedy and drama, Club De Cuervos follows all the funny, sexy and dramatic action off the field and in the locker rooms. Egos, tempers, insults and soccer balls fly as the party boy brother, the work obsessed sister, a (possibly) pregnant girlfriend, the beleaguered team captain and everyone else in between all enter the pitch, all vying to score a personal goal.

Club De Cuervos stars Méndez as Chava Iglesias and Mariana Trevino, as Isabel Iglesias Reina and features Stephanie Cayo, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Ianis Guerrero and Antonio de la Vega.

The Alazraki Productions series was created by Alazraki and Mike Lam.

All 13 episodes of Season 1 will be available exclusively on Netflix on August 7.

“Blancanieves” Earns 18 Goya Award Nominations

Pablo Berger‘s silent black-and-white reinterpretation of the Snow White fable, Blancanieves, is this awards season’s Goya darling.  

The 49-year-old Spanish director’s film, hailed as an homage to 1920s European silent films, leads the pack with 18 nominations for the Spanish Film Academy‘s Goya Awards, Spain’s equivalent to the Oscars.

Blancanieves

Blancanieves, which recently debuted in the U.S. at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, received nominations in the best picture, best director, best original screenplay and best editing, best original music and best original song categories.

In addition, six of the films stars earned nods, including Maribel Verdú in the Best Actress category, Daniel Giménez Cacho in the Best Actor field and Macarena García in the Best Actress Revelation category.

“We are very, very happy. We ran for 18 possible nominations and we got 18,” said Blancanieves producer Ibon Cormenzana. “We’ve sold to many territories and in two weeks we’ll release in theaters in France. I think we’ve benefited from the success of the The Artist.”

Meanwhile, Alberto Rodriguez’s Unit 7 earned 16 nominations, Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Impossible received 14 nods and Fernando Trueba’s The Artist and The Model picked up 13 nominations.

The Impossible’s Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor will compete for lead actress and supporting actor thanks to a change in the Spanish Academy’s rules that allows non-Spanish speaking actors who participate in Spanish productions to compete for acting honors. That translates to Watts vying for the lead acting nod against Verdu’s evil step-mother from Blancanieves, Penelope Cruz from Volver a nacer and Aida Folch‘s muse-like performance in The Artist and the Model.

Blancanieves’ Cacho, Model’s Jean Rochefort, Unit’s Antonio de la Torre and veteran actor Jose Sacristan from The Dead Man and Being Happy will compete for the lead actor statue.

In Spain, Bayona’s film has broken box office records, where it is just about to hit the 42 million euro mark at the box office.

“Our objective is to sell more than 6 million tickets,” said Impossible producer Ghislain Barrois.

The Spanish academy will dole out the awards on February 17 at a gala ceremony in Madrid.