BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (2022)

An acclaimed journalist-turned-documentarian goes on an oneiric introspective journey to reconcile with the past, the present and his Mexican identity.

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (SpanishBardo, falsa crónica de unas cuantas verdades) is a 2022 epic black comedy-drama film co-written, produced, edited and directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu.[2] The film stars Daniel Giménez Cacho alongside Griselda Siciliani, and follows a journalist/documentarian who returns to his native country of Mexico and begins having an existential crisis in the form of dreamlike visions.

Bardo premiered at the 79th Venice International Film Festival in competition for the Golden Lion on September 1, 2022 and is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 18, 2022, before streaming on Netflix on December 16, 2022. The film received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the cinematography, but criticized the writing and length.

Bardo, Falsa crónica de unas cuantas verdades is an epic, visually stunning and immersive experience set against the intimate and moving journey of Silverio, a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles, who, after being named the recipient of a prestigious international award, is compelled to return to his native country, unaware that this simple trip will push him to an existential limit.

The folly of his memories and fears have decided to pierce through the present, filling his everyday life with a sense of bewilderment and wonder. With both emotion and abundant laughter, Silverio grapples with universal yet intimate questions about identity, success, mortality, the history of Mexico and the deeply emotional familial bonds he shares with his wife and children. Indeed, what it means to be human in these very peculiar times.”[3]

BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (2022)
BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (2022)
BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (2022)
BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (2022)
BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (2022)
BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (2022)
BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (2022)
BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (2022)