The Ancient Ones said that Jauja was a mythological land of abundance and happiness. Many expeditions tried to find the place to verify this. With time, the legend grew disproportionately. People were undoubtedly exaggerating, as they usually do. The only thing that is known for certain is that all who tried to find this earthly paradise got lost on the way.

Original title: Jauja, English title: Jauja, Country: Argentina, Denmark, France, Mexico, USA, Germany, Brazil, Netherlands, Production year: 2014, Format: DCP, Son: 5.1, Lenght: 109', Aspect ratio: 1.33:1, 
Frame rate: 35 mm


Viggo Mortensen – Gunnar Dinesen, Ghita Nørby – Woman in the cave, Viilbjørk Malling Agger – Ingeborg, Estban Bigliardi – Angel Milkibar, Adrian Fondari – Pittaluga 


Director: Lisandro Alonso Assistant director: Nicolás Giussani, Screenwriter: Lisandro Alonso, Fabian Casas, Producers/Co-Producers: Rémi Burah, Ilse Hughan, Andy Kleinman, Viggo Mortensen, Sylvie Pialat, Jaime Romandia, Helle Ulsteen, Productions Company: 4L, Massive Inc., Perceval Films, Mantarraya Producciones, Fortuna Films, The Match Factory, Wanka, Current state: Completed, World sales: Luxbox, DOP: Timo Salminen, Costume design: Gabriela Aurora Fernandez, Make up: Angela Garacija, Editor: Gonzalo del Val Natalia Lopez, Sound: Catriel Vildosa, Original Music: Viggo Mortensen, Buckethead

Festivals & Awards

Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards
Silver Condor for Best Cinematography
Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction

Cannes Film Festival - Un Certain Regard

Ghent International Film Festival
Special Mention

Huelva Latin American Film Festival
Silver Colon for Best Cinematography

International Cinephile Society Awards
Nominated for Best Film Not in the English Language (5th place) and Best Cinematography

Fenix Film Awards
Best Actor
8 other nominations : Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Sound, Best Music and Best Editing

Rotterdam International Film Festival
Nominated for Big Screen Award and KNF Award

New York Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival

Busan International Film Festival

Hong Kong International Film Festival

Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival

Reykjavik Film Festival

New Horizons Film Festival


Hamburg Film Festival

São Paulo International Film Festival

estival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal

Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia

Gent International Film Festival

London Film Festival

Canberra International Film Festival

Vienna International Film Festival

QCinema International Film Festival

AFI Fest

Ljubljana International Film Festival

Mar del Plata Film Festival

Torino Film Festival

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Portland International Film Festival

Pantalla Pinamar Festival

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

San Francisco International Film Festival

Maryland Film Festival

Jerusalem Film Festival

New Zealand International Film Festival

Helsinki International Film Festival

La Rochelle International Film Festival


Lisandro Alonso

Director/ Screenwriter 

Lisandro Alonso is an Argentine film director and screenwriter. He has directed six feature-length films and a short film since 2001 and is loosely associated with New Argentine Cinemamovement. His film LA LIBERTAD  was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. His 2014 film JAUJA competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize. In addition, he was named Film Society of Lincoln Center 2014 Filmmaker in Residence on 24 June 2014.


2014, Jauja

2011, Sin Titulo (Carta para Serra) (Short Film)

2008, Liverpool

2006,  Fantasma

2004, Los muertos

2001, La Libertad

1995, Dos en la vereda (Short Film)