Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths was filmed on 65mm by Academy Award®-nominated Darius Khondji (Amour, Se7en) and written by Iñárritu and Nicolás Giacobone (Oscar®-winning Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and Biutiful). It is Iñárritu’s first film shot in Mexico since the 2000 international sensation Amores Perros. Production design comes from Oscar®-winning Mexican designer Eugenio Caballero (ROMA, Pan’s Labyrinth) and costume design is by Anna Terrazas (The Deuce, Roma).
Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths is an epic, visually stunning and compelling film about the intimate and moving journey of Silverio; a well-known Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles. After receiving a prestigious international award, he is forced to return to his homeland, not knowing that this simple journey will push him to an existential limit. The madness of his memories and fears permeate his daily life, filling him with bewilderment and wonder. With a laugh and a tear, Silverio wrestles with universal yet personal questions about identity, success, mortality, the history of Mexico and the deep-rooted family bond he feels with his wife and children. In short, what it means to be human in these remarkable times.