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¡vamos! Iñárritu: Netflix Has Big Plans for “BARDO, Chronicle of a Handful of Truths”

¡vamos! Iñárritu: Netflix Has Big Plans for “BARDO, Chronicle of a Handful of Truths”

After losing out on fellow Mexican helmer Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma going to Venice, I’m certain that Cannes topper Thierry Frémaux would have loved to lock down Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s latest oeuvre – but this time out the streamer won’t be the one to blame. Still in post-production, and expected to wrap by fall for what should be a Venice Film Festival premiere (plus Telluride), the Netflix folks are getting into the Iñárritu business landing the rights to revised title BARDO, Chronicle of a Handful of Truths. The project was going by Bardo (or False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths). Some are still holding their breath with concerns to Scorsese’s opus finishing on time for what would be an eventual late year release, but it looks like Netflix is packing a lot of heat with two high value projects.

This chronicles the story of a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker, who returns home and works through an existential crisis as he grapples with his identity, familial relationships, the folly of his memories as well as the past of his country. He seeks answers in his past to reconcile who he is in the present.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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