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Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths - Expat Cinema

Even though he feels American, Mexico is still his homeland, journalist Silverio Gama discovers when he travels back after 20 years. Partly autobiographical film.
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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker Silverio Gama has lived in Los Angeles for almost two decades and feels completely American. When he is awarded a prestigious journalism prize in Mexico, it is reason to travel back to his homeland. And he does so with his wife, grown up daughter and teenage son. He thought it would be a nice, relaxing trip, but once there, he is confronted with friends from the past, as well as people from politics and the media, who question his personal choices from the past. It is not just about him, but also about Mexico and especially about his native country's relationship with neighbouring United States.

Bardo, the first film that two-time Oscar winner Alejandro Iñárritu has filmed in Mexico since his debut feature Amores perros, is an epic, dreamy and highly personal drama, in which Iñárritu treats the viewer to beautiful, sometimes surreal images. He based the story partly on his own life.