Visually constructed in no way I've ever seen. Really incredible.
over 6 years
Mesmerizing but hard work. Worth a watch for Inarritu fans
Biutiful is a drama film directed by Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Javier Bardem. It is González Iñárritu's first feature since Babel and fourth overall, and his first film in his native Spanish language since his debut feature Amores perros. The title Biutiful refers to the orthographical spelling in Spanish of the English word beautiful as it would sound to native Spanish speakers.
It was nominated for two Academy Awards in 2011 - Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actor, which it lost to In a Better World and Colin Firth for The King's Speech, respectively. Bardem's nomination makes his performance the first entirely Spanish language performance to be nominated for that award. Bardem also received the Best Actor Award at Cannes for his work on the film.
Biutiful is the story of Uxbal – a single father who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality amid the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona -- all before his...