Mexican director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s new film lands on Netflix
The new movie from director Alejandro G. Iñárritu is heading to Netflix. The four-time Oscar-winning filmmaker will be out Bardo, Chronicle of a Handful of Truths on the streaming platform and in theaters at the end of 2022.
bardo is the first film released by Iñárritu since the epic 2015 revenge picture The ghostwhich earned him his second Best Director Oscar and the first Best Actor Oscar for Leonardo DiCaprio.
According to Deadline, bardo is currently in post-production and will be finished by the fall. The film stars actor Daniel Giménez Cacho (Who killed Sara?) as a Mexican journalist and documentarian going through an existential crisis.
“Alejandro is one of the greatest modern filmmakers and one of our industry’s foremost visionaries,” Scott Stuber, Netflix’s head of Global Film, told Deadline. “bardo is a cinematic experience that inspired us to create a release strategy designed for the film to penetrate the culture in the widest and widest way. We will give moviegoers around the world the opportunity to experience the film through a worldwide theatrical release and the worldwide release of the film on Netflix. Having known Alejandro for a long time, I am personally very happy to finally be able to work alongside him and present his film to a global audience.
Iñárritu earned his first pair of Oscar nominations for directing and producing the 2006 film babel. It won three Academy Awards for writing, directing and producing in 2015 birdman. He became only the third person in Oscar history to win a consecutive Oscar for directing with The ghost the next year.
Iñárritu also received a rare Special Achievement Oscar in 2017 for creating a virtual reality installation called Meat and Arena. It was the first special Oscar given since toy story received one in 1996 (as there was no Best Animated Feature category at the time).