‘Birdman’ and ‘The Revenant’ director Alejandro G. Iñárritu has wrapped production on his latest film, ‘Bardo’, it was announced Thursday.
The full title of Iñárritu’s sequel to “The Revenant” is “Bardo (or False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths)”, and it is described as a “nostalgic comedy versus epic journey”.
The project brings him home to Mexico for the first time in 20 years after filming his first film “Amores Perros”. “Bardo” recently wrapped production in Mexico City in what is an “all-Mexican project.” Iñárritu wrote the film with and Nicolás Giacobone.
Here is the full synopsis:
A chronicle of uncertainty in which the main character, a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker, returns to his native country faced with his identity, his family relationships, the madness of his memories as well as the past and new reality of his country.
“Bardo” stars Daniel Jimenez Cacho and Griselda Siciliani in the lead roles. Cinematography was directed by French-Iranian photographer Darius Khondji, production design by Eugenio Caballero, and costume design by Anna Terrazas.
Iñárritu recently released a special VR short titled “Carne y Arena” in 2017, but this is his first feature film since 2015’s “The Revenant,” which won an Oscar for Leonardo DiCaprio and Iñárritu the award. Best Director, his second Oscar in the category in two years. His film “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” was also a kind of epic comedy starring Michael Keaton, and the film won four Oscars, including Best Picture.