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SFFILM Festival


Directed by Lisandro Alonso

Argentina | Fiction | 146

25 Apr
Thu, Apr 25 at 2:45 pm PT


A triptych of stories focused on Indigenous culture in the Americas takes the spotlight in the latest feature from one of international cinema’s most exciting auteurs, Lisandro Alonso. A striking opening sequence revisits and remixes his last film Jauja (Festival 2015), reuniting the director with lead actor Viggo Mortenson, who plays a gunslinger looking for his kidnapped daughter. In an abrupt shift of location, filmmaking style, and gaze, the scenario moves to the Pine Ridge reservation in wintry South Dakota where Native American police officer Alaina searches for another missing young woman. And in the final segment, a shape-shifting bird introduces viewers to a forest-dwelling tribe in the Amazon and a community contending with interpersonal rivalries. Employing different cinematic styles and an increasingly dreamlike narrative, Eureka (which premiered at Cannes) is elusive and pointed in its willingness to abandon traditional storytelling methods in favor of something stranger and more magical.

Director Lisandro Alonso

Buenos Aires native Lisandro Alonso studied film at that city’s Universidad del Cine. He worked as a sound designer and assistant director before making his feature debut La liberdad (2001). His films include Los Muertos (Festival 2005), winner of two awards at the Venice Film Festival and the Independent Camera Prize at Karlovy Vary; Fantasma (2006); Liverpool (2008), which was awarded the Gijón International Film Festival’s Grand Prix Asturias; and Jauja (Festival 2015), winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard.

Film Details

Language English, Lakota, Portuguese

Year 2023

Premiere California

Runtime 146

Country Argentina/France/Portugal/Germany/Mexico

Director Lisandro Alonso

Executive Producer Andy Kleinman, Andreas Roald, Dan Wechsler

Producer Carine Leblanc, Marianne Slot

Writer Lisandro Alonso, Martín Caamaño, Fabian Casas

Editor Gonzalo del Val

Cinematographer Mauro Herce, Timo Salminen

Cast Viggo Mortensen, Chiara Mastroianni, Alaina Clifford

Closed Captions Closed Captions are confirmed for this program

Audio Description Audio Descriptions are not yet confirmed for this program

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language Interpretation is not currently scheduled for this film