Opening on December 29th is the new film from 21 Grams and Babel director Alejandro González Iñárritu, entitled Biutiful. The film stars Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men), Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella, Eduard Fernández, Cheikh Ndiaye, Diaryatou Daff, Cheng Tai Shen, Luo Jin and George Chibuikwem Chukwuma. We recently had a chance to sit down and speak with actor Javier Bardem, as well as his director Alejandro González Iñárritu, about the new film, its difficult material and its powerful message. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
Biutiful is a love story between a father and his children. This is the journey of Uxbal (Javier Bardem), a conflicted man who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality amidst the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona. His livelihood is earned out of bounds; his sacrifices for his children know no bounds. Like life itself, this is a circular tale that ends where it begins. As fate encircles him and thresholds are crossed, a dim, redemptive road brightens, illuminating the inheritances bestowed from father to child, and the paternal guiding hand that navigates life's corridors, whether bright, bad - or Biutiful.