Guillermo del Toro liked Bard so much that he feels sorry for people who “didn’t understand what the story was about”

Bardo: False Chronicle of a Few Truths It turned out to be a mega-controversial film among specialized critics when it was released for the first time in the Venice Film Festival. After a bad reception, the director Alejandro González Iñárritu decided to cut 22 minute movie and during his passing through the Morelia Festival announced that the tape would be shown during 7 weeks in the rooms of Cinépolis before reaching Netflix.

The box office reception was modest and the general reception of the film has been positive, but Guillermo del Toro not only does he have super strong opinions of the film, he is willing to criticize and distrust from anyone who finds it “pretentious” or “confusing”.

The best thing that has been seen in the history of cinema?

Guillermo del Toro moderated a panel on the film along with Gonzalez Iñárritu and other cast members in the Los Angeles Academy Museum. And there, he started the event with a speech about how much he had enjoyed the movie.

“The film is undoubtedly one of the most powerful things I have seen in terms of cinema. It’s pure cinema.” He said in his introduction, and later assured that “feel sorry for anyone who got confused about the plot or what the movie is about.”

“The fact that it’s called Bardo, which means limbo, and it starts with a man trying to fly but the road pulls him down, and it ends with him flying, and you didn’t get it? It surprises me”.

Guillermo del Toro, The Academy Museum

Bard portrays the life of the journalist and documentalist Silverio (Daniel Gimenez Cacho) who returns to Mexico before receiving an important medal for his work. The tape is a highly personal account and the same Gonzalez Iñárritu He has said that he imbued the character with his experiences, his opinions and his own history, but mixing it with a narrative surreal to discuss various topics that seemed relevant to him.

For this reason, one of the most frequent criticisms about the film is that “it is a pretentious work” and a way for the Mexican filmmaker to celebrate himself. But according to Guillermo del Toro, that’s a limited view.

Guillermo del Toro

Do you compare it to Van Gogh?

At the same round table, Guillermo del Toro said that criticism “they seemed to miss the point” of the film, ensuring that there is not enough talk about the monumental work that surely took to create each scene. “It’s like seeing a Van Gogh, asking for an opinion and let the opinion be: it’s about flowers in a pot. The flowers are pretty, the pot is fine, but nobody talks about the lines, the canvases, the colors or the thickness of the paint”.

“Everyone here did an amazing job. Every scene, every single thing there is at its peak and it’s the most difficult thing to achieve. Y [Bardo] He did it with every scene.”

Guillermo del Toro, The Academy Museum

After the opinion of del Toro, González Iñárritu simply said “you should write a review” and began a question and answer session. The passion with which the director of pinocchio defended the work is one more example of how controversial it is, since it proves that it is effectively generating very strong and divisive opinions among your audience.

Guillermo del Toro

Source: Fueradefoco

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