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.
- 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
- Viggo Mortensen
- Ghita Nørby
- Viilbjork Mallin Agger
- Adrian Fondari
- Esteban Bigliardi
- Diego Roman
- Mariano Arce
- Misael Saavedra
- Gabriel Marquez
- Brian Patterson
- Lisandro Alonso
- Fabian Casas
- Timo Salminen
- Natalia López
- Gonzalo Del Val
- Viggo Mortensen & Buckethead
- PERCEVAL PICTURES
Cult director Lisandro Alonso widens his scope in a delicate and enigmatic reflection on the legacy of European imperialism.
...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.
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.
A visually fascinating cryptic adventure.
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.