Jauja

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    Jauja

    Directed by

    Argentina, USA, Netherlands, France, Mexico, Denmark, Germany

    2014

    108 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    A remote military outpost in Patagonia, 1882, during the so-called “Conquest of the Desert”, a genocidal campaign against the aboriginal population of the region. Acts of savagery abound on all sides. Captain Gunnar Dinesen has come from Denmark with his fifteen year-old daughter to take an engineering job with the argentine army. Being the only female in the area, Ingeborg creates quite a stir among the men. She falls in love with a young soldier, and one night they run away together. When he wakes up the Captain realises what has happened and decides to venture into enemy territory to find the young couple. “Jauja” is the story of a man’s desperate search for his daughter, a solitary quest that takes us to a place beyond time, where the past vanishes and the future has no meaning.

    Awards

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    • FIPRESCI Award - Un Certain Regard
    • Special Mention - FF Gent
    • Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen) - Fenix Award
    • Best Cinematography - Janela IFF
    • Best Film (International Competition) - FICUNAM
    • Best Photography - Cóndor de Plata

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Cast
    Viggo Mortensen
    Ghita Nørby
    Viilbjork Mallin Agger
    Adrian Fondari
    Esteban Bigliardi
    Diego Roman
    Mariano Arce
    Misael Saavedra
    Gabriel Marquez
    Brian Patterson
    Screenplay
    Lisandro Alonso
    Fabian Casas
    Cinematography
    Timo Salminen
    Editing
    Natalia López
    Gonzalo Del Val
    Music
    Viggo Mortensen & Buckethead
    Sales
    LUXBOX
    Production
    4L
    Production
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    Press

    Cult director Lisandro Alonso widens his scope in a delicate and enigmatic reflection on the legacy of European imperialism.

    Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

    ...those open to other possibilities in cinematic language may marvel at Alonso’s ability to hold a viewer rapt through little more than landscape (...) and ideas.

    Scott Foundas, Variety

    Alonso is one of those few filmmakers—I can only think of Kiarostami or Monte Hellman as other examples—who understand cinema as the sole medium where there’s no real divide between true and false, dream and reality, film and filmmaking.

    Quintín, Cinema Scope

    A visually fascinating cryptic adventure.

    Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

    Lisandro Alonso

    Lisandro Alonso

    Argentina

    Born in Buenos Aires in 1975, Lisandro Alonso studied at the Universidad del Cine (FUC)and co-directed in 1995 with Catriel Vildosola his first short film DOS EN LA VERDERA (1995). After working as assistant sound engineer in many short films and a few features and as assistant director of Nicolas Sarquis for his film SOBRE LA TIERRA, he made his first feature film, LA LIBERTAD (2001), which was screened at Cannes (Un Certain Regard). In 2003, he founded 4L, a production company based in Buenos Aires, to produce his own films. LOS MUERTOS (2004), FANTASMA (2006) and his latest feature film JAUJA (2014) were also invited to Cannes.