First screened in September 2014
Director: Lisandro Alonso. Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Diego Roman, Viilbjørk Malling Agger, Ghita Nørby, Mariano Arce, Misael Saavedra, Adrián Fondari. Screenplay: Lisandro Alonso and Fabian Casas.

Twitter Capsule: Engagingly odd. An imperial tale and a critique of one, as surveyor strays from soldiers' band, solipsizing land as he goes.

VOR:   Alonso in period, with professional actors. Kaurismäki's d.p. in warmer climes and boxy frames. Viggo in Spanish and Danish. Dreams in life in dreams. Egghead appeal all around, but considerable!

Photo © 2014 4L/Mantarraya Films/Perceval Pictures/Fortunato Films/Les Films du Worso/
Massive Productions/Kamoli Films/The Match Factory

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Cannes Film Festival: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

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