Alejandro González Iñárritu is restoring ‘Amores Perros’ for its 20th Anniversary
Amores Perros won the Critic's Week prize at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival
Two-time Oscar-winning Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu is restoring his debut film Amores Perros to celebrate its 20th anniversary. He announced this exciting project during Zoom press conference with Spanish speaking journalists.
Amores Perros was not only the first film Iñárritu directed, but also the first of the “Death Trilogy” which is completed by 21 Grams and Babel. Even though the three movies aren’t related plot-wise, they are united by themes and the unique storytelling approach that have now become signature of the director’s early style. All three films explore the raw complexities of the human condition by following a group of protagonists’ interconnected fates, tangled together by some kind of dramatic event. The films always view like putting together a puzzle whose pieces are initially all over the place, but slowly start falling into place and making sense.
Amores Perros won the Critic’s Week prize at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival and the acclaim didn’t end there – nominations for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars and Golden Globes followed. The film was also the feature debut for Mexican actor Gael García Bernal.
Iñárritu plans to screen the restored Amores Perros at the Morelia Film Festival in October before doing it in style in Zocalo square in Mexico City, with Gustavo Santaolalla scoring it live and bands from the movie’s original soundtrack playing a live concert.