Alejandro González Iñárritu, Biutiful, 2010.

Norman N. Holland

  Here are some questions that occurred to me and other viewers as we watched this film.

  • Where does the title of the film come from?
  • What are the snow scenes? And what is “over there”?
  • Why the name Uxbal?
  • Why are the Chinese gay?
  • Why the grotesque nightclub scene with misplaced breasts?
  • Why the story of the dying owl and the featherball?
  • Why the two stones?
Ana's drawing

  In a separate file, I offer my answers, but you may prefer to work them out on your own.