LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15:  (L-R) Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Guillermo del Toro attend the premiere of 'The Shape Of Water' at Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on November 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
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Guillermo Del Toro Is Flabbergasted By Reactions To Alejandro González Iñárritu's Bardo
Ever since "Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths" premiered at the 2022 Venice International Film Festival, it has been met with a ton of resistance. However, within the filmmaking community, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s latest movie has its admirers, and one of them is his old pal and fellow Oscar Best Director winner, Guillermo del Toro.
Del Toro recently moderated a Q&A for "Bardo" with Iñárritu at the Academy Museum and said, "The movie is undeniably one of the most powerful things I've seen in terms of cinema, pure cinema." Del Toro said that it’s important to consider how a movie is made, which he likened to how a painting barely scratches the surface of its true beauty.
His appreciation for “Bardo” clearly goes beyond the film’s plot. "To anyone that is confused about the plot and what it is about, my condolences,” he said. “The fact is the movie's called 'Bardo,' which means limbo, and it starts with a guy that tries to fly but the path weighs him down, and ends with him finally flying, and they don't f***ing get it? I'm amazed."