When a plethora of tools is available for filmmakers to create eye-popping visuals, it’s sometimes easy to forget that you don’t need involved CGI or special effects to create a memorable experience. Frequently, old school techniques are more than enough to do the trick, and it’s that approach that Lisandro Alonso utilizes in “Jauja.” Today we have the exclusive U.S. trailer for the film.
Viggo Mortensen leads the film, playing Captain Gunnar Dinesen, who has arrived in Patagonia during the late 1800s with his fifteen-year-old daughter to take an engineering job with the Argentine army. When she runs away with a young soldier, Dinesen goes behind enemy lines to try and find the young couple. With long takes and simple, photography-like framing, Alsonso tells his tale in a manner than emphasizes mood and character that’s distinct and striking.
“Jauja” opens on March 20th. Watch below.