Biutiful

About This Project

Synopsis

Biutiful is a love story between a father and his children.  This is the journey of Uxbal, 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

Cast & Crew
Cast
Uxbal JAVIER BARDEM
Maramba MARICEL ÁLVAREZ
Ana HANNA BOUCHAIB
Ige DIARYATOU DAFF
Mateo GUILLERMO ESTRELLA
Tito EDUARD FERNANDEZ
Liwei LUO JIN
Zanc RUBÉN OCHANDIANO
Hai CHENG TAI SHEN
Crew
Director ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU
Screenplay by ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU, ARMANDO BO, NICOLÁS GIACOBONE
Producers ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU, JON KILIK, FERNANDO BOVAIRA
Executive Producer DAVID LINDE
Associate Producers ALFONSO CUARÓN, GUILLERMO DEL TORO
Co-producers SANDRA HERMIDA, ANN RUARK, EDMON ROCH
Director of Photography RODRIGO PRIETO ASC, AMC
Editor STEPHEN MIRRIONE ACE
Original Music GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA
Production Designer BRIGITTE BROCH
Art Directors MARINA POZANCO, SYLVIA STEINBRECHT
Costume Designer PACO DELGADO
Make-up Artist ALESSANDRO BERTOLAZZI
Special Effects DDT EFECTOS ESPECIALES
Make-up MANOLO GARCÍA
Hair Stylist JOSE GARCÍA
Sound MARTIN HERNÁNDEZ
Sound Designer JON TAYLOR, BOB BEEMER
Production Notes
Year: 2010
Country: España, México
Genre: Drama
Format: 1,85 : 1 / 2,35 : 1
Runtime: 147 mins.
Sound: Dolby Digital
Languages: Español
Release Date in Spain: 3 Diciembre 2010
Produced by: MENAGE ATROZ, MOD PRODUCCIONES, IKIRU FILMS
In association with: FOCUS FEATURES INTERNATIONAL
With the participation of: TELEVISIÓN ESPAÑOLA, TELEVISIÓ DE CATALUNYA
International Sales: FOCUS FEATURES INTL.
Reviews

Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
“…An impressionistic, poignant portrait of a man (…) a gorgeous, melancholy tone poem about love, fatherhood and guilt…”

Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times 
“…an ethereal yet visceral meditation on living and dying (…) a performance of staggering depth, unquestionably one of the year’s best…”

Pete Hammond, Box Office Magazine
“…Iñárritu has surrounded himself with top production talent, including Rodrigo Prieto’s stunning cinematography, Gustavo Santaolalla’s haunting music and Stephen Mirrione’s skillful editing. Biutiful, which gets its name from a child’s misspelling, is in itself a beautiful, mesmerizing film—and Iñárritu‘s masterpiece…”

Steven Rea, Inquirer
“…immensely powerful and haunting…”

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone 
“…Shot hand-held with a poet’s eye by Rodrigo Prieto, the film is relentless but as riveting as the world a remarkable actor lets us see through Uxbal’s eyes. Bravo, Bardem…”

Click to read “Vertigo” by Chris Jones, Esquire, Oct issue 2010

 

Festivals & Awards
logo-festival-de-cannes-noir BEST ACTOR (Javier Bardem)
OFFICIAL SELECTION, IN COMPETITION
Cannes International Film Festival,
63rd edition (2010)
logo-pie GOYA BEST LEADING ACTOR
GOYA 7 NOMINATIONS:
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST EDITING
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGNSpanish Film Academy’s Goya Awards,
25th edition (2011)
  BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Washington DC
Area Film Critics Association
Awards(WAFCA),
9th edition (2010)
oscar NOMINATED
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
NOMINATED
BEST ACTOR (Javier Bardem)83rd edition of the Oscars® (2011)
BAFTA_Twitter_Profile_400x400 NOMINATED BEST FILM
NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
NOMINATED BEST ACTOR (Javier Bardem)British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA),
63rd edition (2011)
Golden-Globe-Logo-El-Palomitron NOMINATED
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Golden Globes, 68th edition (2010)
citrics-choise-movie-awars NOMINATED BEST
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards,
16th edition edición (2010)
Festival-Internacional-de-Cine-de-Toronto-300x191 SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Toronto International Film Festival,
35th edition (2010)
Gallery
Store
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