Biutiful | BiutifulDir: Alejandro González Inárritu
BIUTIFUL is the story of Uxbal. Devoted father. Tormented lover. Mystified son. Underground businessman. Friend of the disposed. Ghost seeker. Spiritual sensitive. A survivor at the invisible margins in today’s Barcelona. Uxbal, sensing the danger of death, tries to reconcile with love and save his children, as he tries to save himself. Uxbal’s story is simple: just one of the complex realities that we all live in today. “Fraught with technical ambition, BIUTIFUL is further elevated by the work of renowned cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (who has photographed all of González Iñárritu’s films) and Academy Awardwinning editor Stephen Mirrione (Traffic). The film’s craft, like its narrative, feels both effortless and brutally meticulous. The result is a tour de force that takes us on a unique and compelling journey down the rocky road of human existence.” Michèle Maheux, Toronto FF BIUTIFUL is an Mexicon Oscar nominee for the best foreign film.
Country: Spain, Mexico
Length: 2h 18'
Producer: Fernando Bovaira, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jon Kilik
Script: Alejandro González Iñárritu
DoP: Rodrigo Prieto
Cast: Hanaa Bouchaib, Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez
Production: Mod Producciones
Awards and festivals: Cannes (in competition), Toronto, London