Alejandro G. Iritu’s next film, the new title “Bordeaux (or False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths),” has just finished shooting in Mexico City.
The project has been described as a “nostalgic comedy” as opposed to an “epic journey”, centering on a famous Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker who returns to his homeland in a twist of existence that questions him about his identity, family ties. Makes. The stupidity of his memory, as well as the past and present reality of the place he calls home. The film will be co-starring Daniel Gimenez Cacho and Griselda Siciliani.
“Bardo” is marked for the first time in two decades – after its first feature, “Amores Peros” – that Yaritu shot and produced a film entirely in his hometown of Mexico.
In addition to directing, Iritu co-wrote the script with Nicolas Giakobon, who had previously collaborated with the filmmaker on “Windful” and “Birdman”. The production team includes photographer Darius Khondaji, production designer Eugenio Caballero and costume designer Anna Terrazz.
“Bardo” is being built independently and there is no deadline for its release. Yaritu’s most recent movies, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Quality Ignorance)” and “The Revenant”, were distributed by Fox Searchlight and Twentieth Century Fox, respectively.
Iñárritu, whose credits include “Babel” and “21 Gram”, won five Academy Awards. Notably, he won the Oscar for Best Director in the back-to-back years for “Birdman” in 201’s and “The Revenant” in 2015. He became the first Mexican filmmaker to win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay (“Birdman”) as well as the best film in history (“Birdman”).