Lisandro Alonso // Argentina, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, 2008
Fiction Feature // FF2008
Sailor Farrel (Juan Fernandez) asks his captain for land leave in the Argentine harbour of Ushuaia to find out if his mother is still alive. Farrel has been at sea for 20 years, is an alcoholic, pays for sex and has no friends. Besides his mother, he encounters a new family member of whom he knew nothing… “Liverpool” was praised at the Cannes Festival for its brilliant images and its minimal, poetic narrative. A melancholy tale of solitude, set in the majestic mountains of the Tierra del Fuego.
DirectorLisandro Alonso (*1975) is one of the most significant innovators in world cinema. His film Liverpool was shown at Hamburg FilmFest in 2008. After La libertad (2001, shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG 010 in the retrospective ARGENTINA DELUXE) Jauja is the Argentine's second film to be shown at Cannes in Un Certain Regard.
Argentina, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain
Lisandro Alonso, Salvador Roselli
Juan Fernandez, Giselle Irrazabal, Nieves Cabrera
Lisandro Alonso, Fernando Epstein, Martin Mainoli, Sergi Dies
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