JAUJA PRESS

"ONE OF TOP 10 MOVIES OF THE YEAR!"

by British film Critic's 2014 - the Sight & Sound Critics’ poll

 

"A SUBLIME EXPERIENCE...”

Karin Luisa, Huffington Post

“VILLAGE VOICE SELECTS JAUJA AS THE NO. 1 FILM TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2015! ”

– Calum Marsh, Village Voice New York

"A STRIKINGLY SHOT ODYSEE. ”

Jessica Kiang, Indiewire

"ACHINGLY BEAUTIFUL, JARRINGLY EXISTENTIAL JAUJA.”

David Morgan, CBS News

“LIKE A HAMMERSHØI PAINTING. It’s a film of fussy, cultivated austerity”

Guy Lodge, Hit Fix

"AN IRRESISTIBLY CURIOUS HYBRID OF ART CINEMA and star power with VIGGO MORTENSEN. ”

Nicolas Rapold, NY Times

“THERE ARE ECHOES OF THE SEARCHERS AND APOCALYPSE NOW… ”

Glasgow Film Festival

“FROM THE OUTSKIRTS OF AVANT-GARDE…”

– Peter Labuza, Film Stage

“THINK OF JAUJA AS A SERIES OF LOVELY PAINTINGS WATCHING THEM DRY.”

Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

“THE HYPNOTIC MAGNIFICENCE OF JAUJA

has confirmed Alonso’s place in the rank of Cinema Visionaries.”

Kong Rithdee, Bangkokpost

“THIS HALLUCINATORY HEAD-TRIP WESTERN

saves the most dazzling trick for last: a sudden plunge down a Lynchian rabbit hole.”

Scott Foundas, Variety

“A WORLD AS MAGICAL AS IT IS THREATENING.

Channeling the transcendental work of Jodorowsky, Tarkovsky and Kubrick. ”

– Pamela Jahn, Electric Sheep Magazine

“JAUJA WINS THE FIPRESCI PRIZE FOR BEST FILM IN CANNES.

- Un Certain Regard Cannes Film Festival 2014

“A DAZZLINGLY AMBITIOUS NEW FILM from Argentinian Auteur Lisandro Alonso.”

TIFF 2014, Toronto International Film Festival

“A WONDROUS EXAMBLE OF JUST HOW POWERFUL THE STILL FRAME CAN BE

and the true greatness.”

David Salazar, The Latin Post

“JAUJA IS A WORK OF OUTRAGEOUS BEAUTY.

Lisandro Alonso’s JAUJA sends Viggo Mortensen to an Earthly Paradise.”

Danny King, Village Voice

“A WONDROUS EXAMBLE OF JUST HOW POWERFUL THE STILL FRAME CAN BE.”

– David Salazar, The Latin Post

“A MORE MAGICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL AND INDEED SURREAL TRIP.

A mystical or metaphysical journey one might normally associate

with films such as Jodorowsky’s El Topo or indeed 2001: A Space Odyssey.”

– Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

“ALONSO IS SUCH AN ORIGINAL DIRECTOR.”

– Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

“AN EXCEEDINGLY POWERFUL VISUAL PERSPECTIVE OF NATURE.”

– Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

“ALONSO HAS JOINED HIS KINDRED SPIRITS SUCH AS APICHATPONG, WEERASETHAKUL,

BÉLA TARR AND LAV DIAZ...into unknown territory, scarcely populated, yet infested by rumours

and myths and by melancholic ghosts of the past as well as the future…”

– David Hudson, Fandor

“ALONSO IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING FILMMAKERS IN CONTEMPORARY CINEMA.

JAUJA might be described as a quasi-Herzogian experience - buckle your seatbelts and enjoy the ride.”

– Peter Labuze, The Filmstage

“JAUJA IS DIFFERENT IN SEVERAL REGARDS.

The camera dwells on hypnotic vistas of Patagonia closer in spirit to magical realism…”

– Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal

“LIKE HIS FELLOW ARGENTINIAN JORGE LUIS BORGES’ SURREAL SHORT STORIES.

Alonso’s puzzling pictures are rich with haunting images and intriguing inferences.”

– Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News

“LISANDRO ALONSO AND VIGGO MORTENSEN ARE ODDLY LIKE MAGNETS.”

– Jordan M. Smith, Ioncinema

“JAUJA IS RADICAL AND MANY OF THESE COLORS I’VE NEVER SEEN IN A FILM … mineral-like colors proceeding from the waterbound algae clinging to the coast to crystalline moss greens of nearby fields, the dry-faded straw greens of deeper brush, the nubbly ochre and yellows of inland rocky hills.”

– Daniel Kasman, The Editor of Notebook

“ALONSO’S CINEMA IS THE ONLY GRIFFITHIAN CINEMA THAT YOU HAVE NOW, it focuses on the very basics, and it does so with a very compelling narrative and a very achieved scheme behind the film. ”

– Marco Grosoli, Film Comment

“ALONSO TURNS HIS VARIOUS AESTHETIC CHOICES INTO ARCANE SIGNPOSTS pointing toward both influence and ideal. An entire school of bygone Portuguese masters Oliveira, Reis, Cordeiro, not to mention likeminded Chilean Ruiz and French Straub-Huillet formalists.”

– Jordan Cronk, Reverse Shot

“JAUJA IS QUITE SIMPLY THE BEST FILM I SAW IN CANNES THIS YEAR. Brilliantly played by Viggo Mortensen. Lisandro Alonso has created a work of immense beauty and power that will be studied, and talked about, and adored for years to come.”

– Ryan Krivoshey, Cinema Guild NYC

“RELAX AND ROCK OUT TO THE BUCKETHEAD & VIGGO MORTENSEN SCORE as Captain Dinesen does, sleeping on top of the mountains, as if dreaming of the future to come. ” ”

– A fan, NYC

“I FEEL LUCKY TO BE IN THE FIRST MOVIE LISANDRO HAS MADE WITH ACTORS.

I’m part of Film History in that sense. I feel as good about that as I do about having made

three movies with David Cronenberg.”

– Viggo Mortensen, The Globe and Mail

 

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