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Lisandro Alsonso, Jauja, 2015


17 Apr 20155 May 2015

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 15-year-old daughter Ingeborg to take an engineering job with the Argentine army. Being the only female in the area, she 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.

"Lisandro’s is a process that constantly seeks distillation, gently but stubbornly insisting on the intrinsic, essential truth of any given moment. It is one thing to want to achieve this sort of “clean” æsthetic, and another to be able to convey it with grace and originality. Directors like Lisandro, who can truly move us with the subtlety and unmistakable authenticity of their storytelling, do not come along very often." Viggo Mortensen

Jauja Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Viggo Mortensen Movie HD

Jauja, dir. Lisandro Alsonso, USA 2015, 110 mins.

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