A remote military outpost in Patagonia, 1882, during the so-called “Conquest of the Desert”, a genocidical 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 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 desparate 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 | Cannes IFF, , 2014
CAST & CREW
Lisandro Alonso, Fabian Casas
Director of Photography
Viggo Mortensen, Buckethead
Natalia Lopez, Gonzalo del Val
Viggo Mortensen, Villbjørk Mallin Agger, Ghita N Ørby
company(-ies) 4L Arte Bananeira Filmes
An Argentine film director and screenwriter. He has directed six films since 2001. His film La libertad was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2001 Cannes FF. His 2014 film Jauja competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes FF where it won the FIPRESCI Prize. Lisandro Alonso is known for the films Los Muertos and Liverpool.
Dos en la vereda (1995, short), Freedom (2001), Los Muertos (2004), Fantasma (2008), Liverpool (2008), Sin título (Carta para Serra) (2011, short), Jauja (2014).