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UPDATE: Your October Reminders

Categories: Calendar: Viggo

Note Newly Confirmed Info on the Dates that Viggo
Will be at both the NYC Film Fest and the London Film Fest
For Screenings and Q&A's

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© Images © NBC.

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So Film Interview with Viggo and Lisandro

Found By: Iolanthe
Categories: Viggo being Viggo

Our thanks to Iolanthe for the find.


Viggo Mortensen: "Mourinho es un hombre muy amargado"


"No soy yo el entrevistador, pero,… ¿qué te parece la primera escena de la película?". Con esta pregunta, y entre risas, nos recibe cariñosamente Lisandro Alonso (Liverpool, La Libertad). Y comienza la fiesta: "He leído esta mañana que el Santiago Bernabéu lo va a patrocinar Abu Dhabi y va a pasar a llamarse algo así como Santiago Bernabéu Abu Dhabi. Es tremendo. Lisandro, deberías enviar tu próximo guión a Qatar", le responde Viggo. El mate corona la mesa, y los abrazos con los que nos reciben dejan ya claro desde el principio que esto no es otra entrevista promocional. "Está empezando a llover, ¿entramos?":
- Viggo Mortensen: ¿Y si nos sentamos en el suelo? ¿No sería divertido hacer la entrevista en el pasillo?

Y no es broma: Mortensen, con ganas de gamberrada, nos invita a sentarnos en medio del pasillo enmoquetado del lujoso hotel donostiarra. "¡Esperad!". Se agacha, abre su bolsa y saca la bandera de su eterno equipo, el San Lorenzo de Almagro, "los cuervos de Buenos Aires".

Las risas y el cachondeo provocan que una azafata, entre escandalizada y confusa, nos invite a entrar en una sala para no molestar al resto del hotel...

Read the rest of the Interview here.

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A Call for Artists

A Call for Artists

Viggo-Works is once again going to host our annual art exhibit right here on our own website. This second of what we hope will by ongoing art exhibits here at V-W is open to all artists … all V-W members … all V-W Art Community members … all non-members … anyone who receives this message and is an artist. Our second art exhibit will be restricted to photography only – any photographic medium. We will host this exhibit for photography only later this fall/winter.

    >Again, we will open a special page in our V-W webpages for this exhibit.
    >All artists will exhibit 3 pieces of their work.
    >All you need to do to enter is to and attach the 3 jpegs or three photos of your photo work for exhibition. The larger the photo or jpeg the better. We will re-size to fit our format and present you art in the most favorable way.
    >We can (in most cases) convert any pdf files to jpeg files if you care to send them that way.
    >PLEASE remember... PHOTOGRAPHY ONLY for this exhibit.
    >Your name and any website address (if you have one) must accompany your exhibit entries.
    >You also need to send the name/title for each piece.]/color]
    >[COLOR=#40e0d0]The deadline for entries is October 18th. The exhibit will debut on November 1st.

If you have any questions about this first exhibit, don't hesitate to post on the Exhibit thread on our forums or, if you are not a member at Viggo-Works, you can email me ( with your questions. If you need help sending your jpegs of photos, simple contact us using either method listed previously.

As it was last year, this is going to be fun and very inspirational. We hope all of you artists will participate if at all possible.

Please come to the Call for Artists thread to discuss and ask questions.

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Fenix Awards: Cannes Winners 'Land of Plenty' and 'Golden Dream' Each Land Nine Nominations

Source: Hollywood Reporter.
Found By: Chrissie
Categories: Jauja Media Movies
Many thanks to Chrissie for bringing us this news from the Hollywood Reporter.

Go here to see the categories where Jauja has been nominated.
© 4L Productions.
E! Entertainment Television will air a live transmission of the first-time Ibero-American awards event

A pair of Cannes winners, The Golden Dream (La Jaula de Oro) and Land of Plenty (Jauja), will go head to head at the upstart Fenix Awards.

Mexico's immigration-themed road movie The Golden Dream has won a slew of awards on the festival circuit, including Un Certain Regard prizes for director Diego Quemada-Diez and his cast of newcomers.

Argentine cult director Lisandro Alonso's Land of Plenty also won at Cannes, taking home the FIPRESCI international critics prize. Viggo Mortensen plays a 19th century army captain in search of his missing daughter in the wilds of South America.

The Fenix Awards were created to promote quality cinema hailing from 22 nations in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. Other films garnering multiple noms were Amat Escalante's drug war drama Heli, from Mexico; the Venezuelan dramedy Bad Hair (Pelo Malo); and Witching and Bitching (Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi), from Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia.

E! Entertainment Television will broadcast the ceremony live from Mexico City on Oct. 30.

Among Fenix's long list of jury members are Alfonso Cuaron, Gael Garcia Bernal, Guillermo del Toro, Salma Hayek and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

© Hollywood Reporter. Images © 4L Productions.

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Movie Review, New York Film Festival 2014 : 'Jauja' Confounds, but Viggo Mortensen Delivers

Source: Latin Post.
Found By: Chrissie
Categories: Jauja Media Movies Reviews
Chrissie brings us this review by David Salazar at the Latin Post.
© 4L Productions.
Viggo Mortensen is one of the biggest stars in the movie business, but you might have a hard time believing it based on the projects he chooses.

The actor, who rose to fame partly because of his turn as Aragorn, has actually moved away from the spotlight. He worked in the recent drama "Two Faces of January," which starred rising star Oscar Isaac and Kirsten Dunst, but his most recent project "Jauja" might be the most unique of all the films he has been in to date.

The film, directed by Argentina's Lisandro Alonso, tells the story of a father and his daughter as they travel through a desert far from their native Denmark.

As the film opens, the viewer is treated to a wondrous 4:3 frame that looks like a mixture of a photograph and painting. Mortensen's father sits a bit off to the right from the center of the frame with his back to camera while his daughter (played by Viilbjørk Malling Agger) sits beside him but facing toward camera. It is an arresting image with a ton of focal points and the viewer is left marveling at the daughter Ingeborg as she looks on longingly at her father, who is neglecting her and the viewer. The image is actually haunting later on in the film when his identity becomes somewhat murky and the distance in their relationship is brought to the fore physically and metaphorically.

From here on out, Alonso and cinematographer Timo Salminen treat the audience to one beautiful deep focus frame after another. The staging of the imagery could not be more potent in its use of said deep focus. In one of the first images of the film, a military captain is shown in lake masturbating. He is in the foreground (the action is portrayed very tastefully) while the right side of the frame is left bare with a ton of seemingly empty space. However, as the image develops Mortensen's character appears from behind some sort of structure in the distance. In another brilliant image, Mortensen walks away from frame while his daughter walks in the complete opposite, another illuminating image that portrays their relationship while creating some visual suspense. These long takes create a sense of anticipation in the viewer. Where is this shot going? In what direction will the action be staged in the frame? Often times the answers to these questions are anticipated by the viewer, but it is still powerful to see these expectations fulfilled.

The pace is lax and some audiences may grow weary of the lack of cutting. After the screening, this reviewer heard another reporter make the comment, "I guess they don't have the word for cut in Spanish." Regardless of the tone of the comment, there is certainly a point to take away. While the slow pace might not suffice for those used to the quick cutting and overuse of closeups in American cinema, it is a wondrous example of just how powerful the still frame can be and the true greatest of intelligent and thoughtful staging.

The script on the other hand leaves a lot to be desired. Early on the films sets up a number of characters aside from the father and daughter. There is the captain who seems to have some sexual desires for the daughter. There is a young man who is seemingly in love with the girl as well. And then there is the captain's right hand man and another gentleman who is after the mythical leader Zuluaga. However, about 20 minutes into the film the entire narrative does away with all but three of these characters. And in short order, the other one is done away as well. The narrative then becomes the father's search for his missing daughter. There is basically no dialogue throughout this sequence (and it is really unnecessary).

And then the film takes on a rather shocking twist that becomes increasingly eerie as it reaches its breaking point. There are plot twists galore in the film's final 20 minutes and many viewers will undoubtedly walk out wondering what the point of what they saw was. And they might be right. There might not be a point. Or there just might. It seems that this is ultimately Alonso's real quest with his tricky film. To make the viewer question everything and then realize the potential insignificance of it all.

"Jauja" will not appeal to everyone. But those willing to play by Alonso's rules will be treated to a gripping introverted turn from Viggo Mortensen and some truly fantastical imagery.

© Latin Post. Images © 4L Productions.

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