Netflix acquires rights to new Alejandro G. Iñárritu film ‘Bardo’
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Netflix acquires rights to new Alejandro G. Iñárritu film ‘Bardo’

Alejandro González Iñárritu is a man of unimaginable talent. With five Academy Awards to his name, the director is currently working on his new film Bardo which is now slated for a premiere on Netflix near the end of 2022. 

Bardo or False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths is currently in production and will stream on Netflix as well as select theatres in fall 2022. 

Alejandro González Iñárritu is known for his creative ingenious and incredible storytelling skills in films like The Revenant, Birdman etc. He is teaming up with Darius Khondji, a cinematographer known for his work in Evita, Uncut Gems, Seven etc., for Bardo while Pan’s Labyrinth’s Eugenio Caballero serves as production designer. 

Written by Iñárritu and his Birdman co-writer Nicolas Giacobone, the film has been described as a “nostalgic comedy” to the press.

It will focus on a fictional Mexican documentarian who will return to his hometown and find himself caught in the middle of various issues related to family and relationships and an ongoing existential crisis. 

Interestingly enough, ‘bardo’ is a concept in schools of Buddhis where it refers to a liminal state of existence between one’s death and rebirth. Whether the concept will have an implicit effect on the film can only be known after its release.

The film is set in a few historic locations of Mexico City and is a semi-autobiographical reminiscent ode from a filmmaker in his 50s and 60s to the nostalgic past. 

The film has only announced Daniel Gimenez Cacho and Griselda Siciliani to be a part of the cast. 

Netflix is already looking forward to Bardo’s release which, according to Scott Stuber, the head of Netflix Global, will be a brilliant success.