Humanity is a single race
divided by prejudice, misunderstanding and fear in this
ambitious ensemble drama. Set in Morocco, Japan, Mexico and
America, it follows the consequences of one random act as it
reverberates around the world.
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett,
Adriana Barraza and Gael Garcia Bernal co-star in a film with a
jigsaw puzzle structure that demands full attention but proves
well worth the effort.
Babel is Iñárritu’s follow-up
to 21 Grams and the conclusion of a trilogy that began with
Amores Perros which is a very modern story of alienation,
dealing with some of today’s political hot topics such as
illegal immigration and terrorism.
Babel won’t appeal to
everyone, its slow in parts but its beautifully acted and
ambitiously directed and has interesting things to say about the
way we live now.
Common Ground: Under Construction Notes - a comprehensive
feature length making-of video diary from director Alejandro