Oscar-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu has put a bow on his latest project. Bardo (False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths) has wrapped production in Mexico City. The Mexican feature is described as “a nostalgic comedy set against an epic journey.”
It stars Daniel Giménez Cacho (Y Tu Mamá También) and Griselda Siciliani (Educando a Nina). At the center of the film is an established and well-respected Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker. He returns home and is faced with a country he does not recognize, his family, and of course his past.
The production also marks the return for Iñárritu to Mexico, as this is the first production in two decades in his homeland since Amores Perros. A lot has happened in that 20 years too. Iñárritu has won five Academy Awards for films The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) starring Micheal Keaton. His most recent one is for Carne y Arena in 2018. Iñárritu was the first Mexican filmmaker to be nominated as either a producer or director in the history of the Academy Awards. He was also the first Latin-American filmmaker to head a jury at the Cannes Film Festival.
For Bardo, Iñárritu is not only directing the project, he also produced and wrote the feature along with Nicolás Giacobone. Though the production is officially wrapped, there is no word on when or how it will be released.