Some of my Mexican friends do not agree. Alejandro González Inárritu is one of nowadays rare directors of Bergman, Kubrick or Resnais’ caliber. I just saw his last movie, “Biutiful”. Stunning, almost as powerful as “Amores Perros.”
“Biutiful” is incidentally about fatherhood. In fact, it is about having everything in order before dying. Uxbal (Bardem) has two kids, a girl and a boy. He wants them to remember him after his death. He has custody of them, and therefore sees them. That helps.
By the way, the non-custodial, bipolar mother Marambra (Maricel Alvarez) is genuinely lovable.
A must see.