Among the 65 foreign film submissions for the 83rd Academy Award announced Wednesday is Mexico’s Biutiful, directed and written by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel, 21 Grams). The film stars the very hot in any hair
Anton Chigurh Javier Bardem, so cruelly stolen from me by that bitch Penelope. Congrats on the bebé, y’all! Bardem won the Best Actor award at Cannes for his portrayal of a man falling apart as he tries to hold his family together. Set in Barcelona’s underbelly, Uxbal (Bardem) faces poor health and a sense of responsibility for the illegal workers he manages; he is also a single father caring for two small children and dealing with their crazy, sometimes drug addicted mother. And those are just some of his problems. But Biutiful is hailed as a human story, rife with realism, claustrophobia, abuse and forgiveness. Doesn’t that sound like fun? Okay, maybe not. But you can be like me and hope there’s at least an ass shot.
Here’s the trailer:
Biutiful opens in limited release December 29, 2010.