Jauja

  • 108'
  • Argentina
  • 2014
The Argentinian Lisandro Alonso, with the poet Fabian Casas, wrote a story about ‘Jauja’, an earthly paradise sought in vain for centuries because everyone who looked for it got lost on the way. In this case, it’s about the Danish captain/fortune hunter Dinessen (Danish-born, reluctant Hollywood star Viggo Mortensen) who, at the end of the 19th century, joined the Argentine infantry with his 14-year-old daughter Inge. When she runs off with a young soldier, Dinessen endlessly roams the pampas of Patagonia on the trail of a very thin dog.
The stunningly photographed Jauja is both incomparable and intriguing. It’s no surprise that Mortensen, who also produced this ‘road movie’ and made the music, describes Alonso as a contemporary Tarkovsky.
Jauja, shot in 4:3 and co-produced by the Dutch Ilse Hughan, received the film critics' best film award for the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Festival.
Director
Lisandro Alonso
Countries of production
Argentina, Netherlands, Mexico, Denmark
Production Year
2014
Festival Edition
IFFR 2015
Length
108'
Medium
DCP
Languages
Danish, Spanish
Producers
Lisandro Alonso, Viggo Mortensen, Ilse Hughan, Jaime Romandía, Sylvie Pialat, Andy Kleinman, Helle Ulsteen, Michael Weber, Ezequiel Borovinsky, Leandro Pugliese
Production Companies
4L, Perceval Pictures, Fortuna Films, Mantarraya Producciones, Les Films du Worso, Kamoli Films, The Match Factory GmbH, Wanka
Sales
NDM International Sales
Screenplay
Lisandro Alonso, Fabián Casas
Cinematography
Timo Salminen
Editor
Natalia López, Gonzalo del Val
Production Design
Sebastián Roses
Sound Design
Catriel Vildosola
Music
Viggo Mortensen, Buckethead
Cast
Viggo Mortensen, Viilbjørk Malling Agger
Website
http://mantarraya.com/en/pelicula/ver/27-jauja