The Alexander Complex

The Alexander Complex

26th TIDF: World Premiere

The Alexander Complex unravels a bizarre tale of intrigue, politics and money as an international group of ‘gentlemanly explorers’, all with pseudonyms to protect their identities, come together in a quest to solve the mystery of the missing tomb of Alexander the Great, one of the most significant figures in human history. An Algerian ex-soldier, code-named The Inventor, who practices amateur archaeology, claims to have found Alexander’s tomb in Jordan, and claims that it is filled with thousands of tons of gold and precious jewels. Sitting with the find of the millennium, the man sets in motion a project that has all the elements of a movie thriller, and a desert quest. Telling only one person - a well-connected businessman - the two men bring on board a crew of academics, scientists, diplomats, and international businessmen in a hunt that involves royal families, the military, and a number of costly archaeological expeditions. Will the group discover the resting place of history’s greatest military commander? The intrigue lies not just in what is in the tomb, but in the team itself: all men and women of Alexandrian qualities, radical achievers gambling all and fearing naught.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Neasa Ni Chianáin
Script: Neasa Ni Chianáin, Etienne Essary
Cinematography: Eleanor Bowman
Editing: Phillippe Ravoet, Mirjam Strugalla
Sound: Reto Stamm, Guido Helbling
Music: Eryck Abecassis
Production: Soilsiú Films
Producers: David Rane
Co-production: Fine Point Films
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Ireland
Production Year: 2024
Duration: 84'
Contact: Soilsiú Films

Neasa Ni Chianáin


2003 Gods, Faeries & Misty Mountains (short)
2005 Little soldiers of Irish (short)
2007 Fairytale of Kathmandu
2014 The Stranger
2016 School Life (In Loco Parentis)
2021 Young Plato
2024 The Alexander Complex