Ahualulco the town of SLP where Bardo an Oscar nominated

Ahualulco, the town of SLP where Bardo, an Oscar nominated film directed by Iñárritu, was filmed El Universal San Luis

The location includes the street section from vortronila a pineapple belong to the community Ahualulco of sound 13 in San Luis Potosiwas the place that fell in love with the four-time winner Oscar, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu to film some scenes for his tape”Bardo, false chronicle of some truths“, nominated in the category of Best Photography at the awards Oscars 2023.

The sequences filmed in this city were chosen by the Mexican director himself for the beauty of the desert and the surreal landscape he offered for the dreamy scenes, as seen in the first minutes of the film, where the shadow of a male character gains momentum wins running through the desert to fly through the air.

Another memorable scene is when more than 700 local extras walk down the slope of a hillside dotted with rock formations and desert vegetation to reach a traffic jam of cars, the scene is swamped by land at sunset.


These locations could help earn the coveted statuette in the Best Cinematography category for the Mexican director.

Filming for the film began in 2021 in the municipality of Potosí, whose project brought economic recovery to its residents due to the economic impact it had left in the municipality while they were there.

Bardos Photography is responsible for Iranian-French director Darius Khondjiknown for his work on films such as the French title Amour, The American Seven and Midnight in Paris, is the latest winner of an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and was written and directed by Woody Allen.

The most emblematic places of Ahualulco

In addition to its desert landscapes Ahualulco of sound 13 It is internationally recognized for the mezcal production that takes place in its arid lands.

the mezcal swear to me was awarded the gold medal in the 2019 edition Selection of spirits from Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, the highest recognition of this international competition. She was also awarded the silver medal in the 2020 edition of the same competition.

Ahualulco is part of the famous Mezcal Route from San Luis Potosí, where visitors will learn about the ancestral production of the drink while also learning about the community’s old haciendas.

During this tour it is possible to see the factories of salt production from Santa Teresa and the Ipiña Station, to Visit San Luis Potosi.

Ahualulco of sound 13

From 1932 to 1944 the community bears this name because it was created there Julian Carillo one of the most important Mexican composers in our country.

The composer revolutionized 20th-century music by introducing a thirteenth tone into the classical system of 12, which he scientifically tested with his theory of microtonalism and received international acclaim.

Carrillo called the interval of a sixteenth tone Sound 13, which has a mathematical value of 1.0072. After a while, he used the term for his microtonal system, obtained 4,640 different tones in the octave, and settled on the sixteenth of a tone, out of 96 sounds increased per octave, stated the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (INBAL).

Will Bard win this category?

The other films competing in the same category are All Quiet on the Western Front, multi-award-nominated Elvis and Tár, and dramatic film Empire of Light.

Meanwhile the Minister of Tourism of San Luis Potosícelebrated the Oscar nomination of the film “Bardo” through its official social networks

Iñárritu’s feature film not only projects the wealth of this community, but puts in the eyes of the world the state worthy of being a location for large-scale filming and with that kind of recognition.

Bardo premiered in Mexico on October 27, 2022 and is available on the digital platform Netflix since December.


Movies that won an Oscar and were shot in SLP

One of the Oscar-winning films that took the scenes from San Luis Potosí was the film Frida in 2003. The Mexican actress took part in this feature film Salma Hayek and has as locations some streets of the historic center of the capital.

The sets remaining for the Oscar-winning film were the San Francisco Garden, Aranzazú Plaza, the Government Palace and the current Center for the Arts building.

The film won two Oscars for Best Soundtrack and Best Makeup.

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