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      Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

      R Released Nov 4, 2022 2 hr. 39 min. Comedy Drama TRAILER for Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths: Trailer 1 List
      60% 163 Reviews Tomatometer 69% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Five-time Academy Award®-winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu brings us BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths. BARDO 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. Read More Read Less

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      As deeply personal as it is demanding, Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths unsteadily walks the line between brilliance and sheer self-indulgence.

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      DVG A well done reflection on life, family, nationality, colonialism, and art. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/28/22 Full Review Xarah Makeyla This movie is like seeing stars, suddenly time has passed but also no time has passed, you are in one world one moment then reality shifts and you're not sure what exactly is happening. The moment it starts you are thrown into the dream state of an expanding desert, and you travel through the experience of being Latino American. There are moments of pain, fear, anxiety, joy, grief, regret -- must watch for the romantic and existential viewer Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/02/22 Full Review J.C. Totally surreal! Not your typical movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/23/22 Full Review Sharon Interesting movie with unique concept Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/22/22 Full Review Jared S While I won't deny that this is probably the most visually accomplished film of the year, it's also a self-indulgent bore that makes the same blunt point over and over again for almost three hours. Entertaining at first, but it just turned into a tedious slog. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 11/20/22 Full Review Evan It was refreshing to see a movie that presents a vivid poetic experience about Mexico in our time. Mexico has a vibrant society and culture that is fraught with the contemporary tensions found in other cultures abroad, and it is haunted by its Colonial past where sins were committed that reverberate to the current time. A Mexican experience is presented here, yet the experience is, unfortunately, universal. Drawbacks for me pertain to character development. The characters are very appealing and the dialogue is believable, especially between the younger people and the adults. The character Silverio Gacho is charismatic, however I wish that I could have gotten to know him more. He is inner turmoil seems more illustrative rather than truly felt, though this may perhaps be the point Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/20/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Christy Lemire FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) I liked a lot about it... It's [Alejandro González Iñárritu] addressing in a very meta way his own criticism and yet wallowing at the same time. Not for everyone! Dec 20, 2022 Full Review Peter Rainer FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) This film, despite all the phantasmagorical stream-of-consciousness aspects to it, I thought had real emotional weight in places. Dec 20, 2022 Full Review Robert Levin Newsday This is a tough sit, albeit one with a lot of beautiful imagery. Rated: 2/4 Dec 19, 2022 Full Review Sarah Cortinaz InSession Film Iñárritu creates a world, in typical Iñárritu fashion, to illuminate the constant transitional state (the in-between) in so many of our lives. Rated: B+ Apr 23, 2024 Full Review Bhuvanesh Chandar The Hindu Through a story about a journalist-turned-documentary filmmaker, Alejandro Iñárritu blurs the line between fact and fiction to create a surreal epic that feels like a fever dream. Nov 16, 2023 Full Review Nuha Hassan Nuha Hassan It’s an attempt to dig deeper into the themes that form a shallow collection of thoughts that don’t provide clarity and fail to communicate consistently. Sep 8, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Five-time Academy Award®-winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu brings us BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths. BARDO 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.
      Director
      Alejandro González Iñárritu
      Screenwriter
      Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone
      Distributor
      Netflix
      Production Co
      Estudios Churubusco Azteca S.A., Redrum
      Rating
      R (Language Throughout|Graphic Nudity|Strong Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Spanish
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 4, 2022, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 16, 2022
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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