“Bard (False Chronicle of a Fistful of Truths)” reached the Lido in Venice Film Festival and telluride film Festival earlier this month, Alexander G. Inarritufirst film sincethe return.” But these displays are now a test case for Iñárritu’s latest. Indiewire reports that in the period leading up to more festival dates and the film’s Netflixthe director cut 22 minutes of “Bardo”, reducing its length to 2 hours and 32 minutes without credits.
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The first time I saw my film was with 2,000 people in Venice,” Iñárritu told Zoom. “This was a good opportunity to see and learn about things that could benefit from being tied up a bit, add a scene that never made it in time, and change the order of a thing or two. Gradually, I was squeezing it and I’m very excited about it.” And the process is not over yet. “Honestly, I’ll keep doing this until it’s released to get the best movie I can,” he continued. “You never finish a movie. Deadlines just ask you to deliver.”
So what motivated the edits, the film’s initial mixed reception? Not quite, as Iñárritu will avoid any criticism of “Bardo” until he is fully finished with the film. “I want to reaffirm that I haven’t read a single review about my healthy state of mind,” he said. “There is no one better than me who knows all the dots that connect and how they can best connect.” Rather, it’s more that Iñárritu is already known for tinkering with his films after their world premieres. He did it to both of them.”21 grams” and “Babel” after their festival debuts. “If I could, I would continue editing the whole year”, said the director. “I would love to continue working on this film for the rest of my life.”
But is “Bardo” a different film now that Iñárritu has cut more than twenty minutes? Again, no, for the director it’s more about tweaking certain scenes to make the movie flow better. For example, an extended dance floor sequence that serves as a major centerpiece for the film remains untouched, while a small additional scene fills in a little more of the film’s protagonist. “Most of the film is untouched,” said Iñarritu. “It was really about getting the internal pacing of certain scenes right.” And this internal rhythm matters more to Iñárritu than the final length of the film. “I’ve seen movies that are 80 minutes and very long,” he said, “or three and a half hours and not very long. There is nothing more powerful than seeing the movie with the audience. That’s what helped me.”
“Bardo” continues its festival circuit with London Film Festival and AFI Fest before Netflix gives the film a limited theatrical release on November 18. It starts streaming on Netflix on December 16. And for Iñárritu, that’s the deadline for the film, so you never know; he could continue trimming “Bardo” until its release on Netflix. In the meantime, watch the new trailer for the movie below.
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