Since its release at the Venice Film Festival in 2022, “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths,” or “Bardo” for short, has been getting much industry attention. Illuminated with ARRI lights and shot with the ALEXA 65 camera and a lens package supplied by ARRI Rental, “Bardo” was a festival favorite before being nominated for Best Cinematography at the 95th Academy Awards. The film was screened in select theaters and is now available on Netflix.
Five-time Academy Award®-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu and cinematographer Darius Khondji AFC, ASC, teamed up with gaffer Thorsten Kosellek to work on “Bardo.” This epic style, visually stunning film tells the story of an L.A. based journalist and documentary filmmaker named Silverio who returns to his homeland of Mexico to collect a prestigious award. This seemingly straightforward trip turns into a soul-searching experience where Silverio confronts existential questions about his own life and the human experience. “Bardo” marks Iñárritu's first film to be shot in Mexico since his international sensation from 2000, “Amores Perros,” however, the team also worked in a studio built specifically for the picture.