JAUJA (narrative)

JAUJA (narrative)

    Price: $195.00

    Code: 2518
    Format: DVD

    A film by Lisandro Alonso
    2015, 108 minutes.
    Purchase: $195



    An astonishingly beautiful and gripping Western starring Viggo Mortensen, JAUJA (pronounced how-ha) begins in a remote outpost in Patagonia during the late 1800s. Captain Gunnar Dinesen has come from abroad 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 Dinesen realizes what has happened, he decides to venture into enemy territory to find the young couple. Featuring a superb performance from Mortensen, JAUJA (the name suggests a fabled city of riches sought by European explorers) is the story of a man’s desperate search for his daughter, a solitary quest that takes him to a place beyond time, where the past vanishes and the future has no meaning.

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    Reviews

    “A visually sumptuous experience. A modernist blend of myth, politics, and existential adventure.” – The New Yorker

    “A hallucinatory quasi-western. Mr. Alonso’s filmmaking is as enthralling and intense as Mr. Mortensen’s performance.” –The New York Times

    “A work of tremendous beauty and continual surprise.” – Artforum

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