Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s next movie, newly titled “Bardo (Or False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths),” has completed filming in Mexico City.
The project, described as a “nostalgic comedy” set against an “epic journey,” centers on a renowned Mexican journalist and a documentary filmmaker who returns to his native country at an existential crossroads, one that leaves him questioning his identity, familial relations, the folly of his memories, as well as the past and current reality of the place he calls home. Daniel Gimenez Cacho and Griselda Siciliani will co-star in the film.
“Bardo” marks the first time in two decades — since his first feature “Amores Perros” — that Iñárritu shot and produced a film entirely in his native country of Mexico.
In addition to directing, Iñárritu co-wrote the script with Nicolás Giacobone, who previously collaborated with the filmmaker on “Biutiful” and “Birdman.” The production team includes cinematographer Darius Khondji, production designer Eugenio Caballero and costume designer Anna Terrazas.
“Bardo” is being produced independently and doesn’t have a set timeline for its release. Iñárritu’s most recent movies, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” and “The Revenant,” were distributed by Fox Searchlight and 20th Century Fox, respectively.
Iñárritu, whose credits include “Babel” and “21 Grams,” has won five Academy Awards. Notably, he took home the Oscar for best director in back-to-back years for 2014’s “Birdman” and 2015’s “The Revenant.” He made history as the first Mexican filmmaker to win an Oscar for best original screenplay (for “Birdman”), as well as the first to win best picture (also for “Birdman”).