- Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu Is restoring his first feature film ‘Amores Perros.'
Two-time Oscar-winning director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu is restoring his first feature film Amores Perros which was filmed on 35-millimeter film. Amores Perros is celebrating 20 years and won the Prize of the Critic’s Week at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.
The Mexican director offered a press conference on Zoom from his home detailing how he plans to celebrate two decades of his highly acclaimed film.
Gonzalez Iñárritu urged people not to previous versions of the film as he wants to deliver the best technical version of the film with its restoration and as an introduction to a whole new generation.
Amores Perros stars Adriana Barraza y Gael García Bernal. The story follows three stories that intertwine throughout the movie and centers around dog fighting. The film helped to outlaw dog fighting in Mexico.
Through his digital press conference, Gonzalez Iñárritu shared stories from the filming of the film and how he plans to return to Mexico to film after the pandemic. He signed off from the conference saying he’s longing to be hugged again.
Amores Perros was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It won the BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language.
Gonzalez Iñárritu plans to show the restored version at the Morelia Film Festival in October, followed by a giant screening in the Zocalo in Mexico City in December.