Biutiful
Screened in January 2011
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu. Cast: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella, Eduard Fernández, Diaryatou Daff, Cheikh Ndiaye, George Chibuikwem Chukwuma, Taisheng Cheng, Jin Luo, Lang Sofia Lin, Ana Wagener, Karra Elejalde, Rubén Ochandiano. Screenplay: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Amanda Bo, and Nicolás Giacobone.
Twitter Capsule: It's a battering ram, sure, but cinematography, sound design, acting, and murky rewrite of social class are very potent

Photo © 2010 Roadside Attractions/Menageatroz/
Mod Producciones/Televisió de Catalunya
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+


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Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actor: Javier Bardem
Best Foreign Language Film

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Foreign Language Film

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor (Bardem; tie)

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