Netflix has acquired BARD, or False Chronicle of a Few Truths, the new film by Oscar-winning visionary Alejandro G. Iñárritu. The filmmaker is currently in post-production, which is expected to wrap up this fall.
Shot on 65mm and photographed by Academy Award nominee Darius Khondji (Love, Se7en), BARD will open later this year globally in theaters in its home country of Mexico, as well as in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Japan and Korea, among many others, before its premiere on Netflix.
Written by Iñárritu and Nicolás Giacobone, who have previously collaborated on the Oscar-winning screenplay for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Y beautiful, BARD is a nostalgic comedy set against an epic journey.
It tells the story of a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker who returns to his country of origin to face his identity, his family affections, the absurdity of his memories, as well as the past and new reality of his country. The character looks for answers in his past to reconcile who he is in the present.
“Alejandro is one of the greatest contemporary filmmakers as well as one of the leading visionaries in our industry,” said Scott Stuber, Global Vice President of Movies at Netflix.
«BARD it’s a cinematic experience that has inspired us to create a launch strategy that cuts through the culture in the biggest and widest way.
We will give movie lovers the opportunity to see and experience the film everywhere, through a theatrical release followed by a global premiere on Netflix. I have known Alejandro for a long time and personally I am very excited to finally be able to work together and bring this film to global audiences.”
The Film Stagereported that in 2020, Iñárritu, accompanied by his production team, had done some tests to search for locations in Mexican lands when they were seen in the Chapultepec Castle and in the Historic Center of Mexico City. Apparently the cast was dressed in 90s outfits, there were cutouts of politicians Carlos Salinas de Gortari and José López Portillo, an extra dressed as Pájara Peggy, and sets from the Mexican comedy seriesThe chavo of8.
The entry Netflix acquires BARDO the new film by Iñárritu was published first in Cine PREMIERE.