64th TIFF: Greek Premiere

Lisandro Alonso, the uniquely unruly Argentine filmmaker, weaves three different narratives in his new film, undermining expectations and captivating our interest at every turn. In the first story, Viggo Mortensen and Chiara Mastroianni take the lead in a black-and-white western. In the second, we accompany a native police officer during her nightly patrols. Finally, in the third narrative we delve into the (physical and metaphysical) lives of a group of gold prospectors in the tropical forests of Brazil in 1970.The specters of colonial violence is haunting this masterful composition that brings together three seemingly disparate worlds, and encourages you to wander freely in the lived experience of history.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Lisandro Alonso
Script: Lisandro Alonso, Fabian Casas, Martin Camaño
Cinematography: Timo Salminen, Mauro Herce Mira
Editing: Gonzalo del Val
Sound: Santiago Fumagalli, Vincent Cosson
Music: Domingo Cura
Actors: Viggo Mortensen, Chiara Mastroianni, Alaina Clifford, Sadie Lapointe, Villbjørk Malling, Adanilo, Marcio Marante, Luisa Cruz, Rafi Pitts
Production: Slot Machine
Producers: Marianne Slot, Carine Leblanc
Co-production: 4L, Luxbox, Komplizen Film, Rosa Filmes, Woo Films, Le Pacte, Arte France Cinéma
Costumes: Gabriela Fernandez, Natalia Seligson
Production Design: Miguel Ángel Rebollo Fernández-Paniagua, Marlene Rodríguez Serrano
Format: DCP
Color: Color, B/W
Production Country: France, Argentina, Germany, Portugal, Mexico
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 146'
Contact: Le Pacte
Awards/Distinctions: Best Film, Special Jury Prize, First Honorable Mention for Best Film (International Critics) – Lima IFF 2023

Lisandro Alonso

Born in 1975 in Buenos Aires, Lisandro Alonso studied for three years at the Universidad del Cine. After co-directing his first short film Dos En La Vereda in 1995, he worked as an assistant director and sound designer until 2000. His first feature film, La Libertad, which focuses on the relationship between a lonely lumberjack and his environment, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard). After creating his own production company 4L, Alonso returned to Cannes in 2004 with Los Muertos, which premiered in the Directors Fortnight. Two years later, he completed his trilogy with Fantasma. In 2008, the director decided to lean toward a more fictional approach with Liverpool, following a young sailor looking for his mother in the lost villages of Tierra del Fuego. Five years later, Jauja, set in 19th century Denmark and Argentina and starring Viggo Mortensen, won the FIPRESCI award in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival.


2001 La Libertad
2004 Los Muertos
2006 Fantasma
2008 Liverpool
2014 Jauja
2023 Eureka