‘Bardo’ Trailer: Another Head-Trip from the Director of ‘Birdman’

From the director of Birdman and The recurring one, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, comes a tale of identity, existential dread and sheer absurdity. The trailer for Bardo: False chronicle of a handful of truths has been released. The film tells the story of a journalist living in Los Angeles who has just won a very prestigious award. At that point, he decides to take a quick trip back to Mexico.

The official synopsis is as follows:

BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths 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 prize, is forced to return to his homeland, unaware that this simple journey will push him to an existential limit. The folly of his memories and fears have decided to permeate the present and fill his everyday life with a sense of confusion and wonder.

The trailer itself is set to “I Am The Walrus” by the Beatles, as we see Silverio go through increasingly disturbing and absurd scenarios, like searching for some axolotls he’s lost in a now-flooded bus, or climbing a mountain of human corpses . The cinematography is stunning and the sheer amount of exciting scenery displayed is enough to attract one.

The film premiered at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 1. It will premiere in the US at AFI Fest on November 3rd. Then follows a cinema premiere; the film does its job Netflix debut on December 16, 2022.

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