Eureka new clip official from Cannes Film Festival 2023
22 May 2023 18:44:20
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Eureka review – booze, bird souls and Viggo Mortensen in barmy yet rich experimental enigma
22 May 2023 10:49:19
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The Argentinian director Lisandro Alonso is back with another rewardingly weird journey into the unknown
© Esteban Szczipnyj.
It is the custom now for everyone in the film business to describe film-makers as “storytellers”. But even leaving aside the fact that so many film-makers are not very good at the old-fashioned business of storytelling, the fact is that cinema does not have to be about story, however uncommercial an idea that seems.
The Argentinian director Lisandro Alonso is a case in point: his work is challenging and opaque and taken an uncompromisingly andante pace and yes, it is probably destined to be shown at festivals. But it is also weirdly hypnotic and exalted and magnificent in its way, and often has nothing do with story. His last movie, with Viggo Mortensen, entitled Jauja, was a case in point. Now he has come to Cannes with his experimentally non-narrative meditation on the global condition of indigenous peoples. It is entirely fascinating, though undoubtedly it requires the audience to recalibrate their own consumption-tempo and attention span stamina.
We begin with an eerily slow black-and-white sequence which appears to be an old-fashioned western, with Viggo Mortensen playing some stranger arriving in a windblown American town in the Old West. From there we shift, in full colour, to a Native American reservation in the contemporary US, where a Native American police officer picks up an actor from that movie by the side of the road with car trouble. This same officer gives the actor a ride to a nearby school where her niece Sadie coaches basketball. Then she resumes her increasingly dreary workload: picking up a violent drunk with a knife and another drunk driver and attending to reports of a fistfight at a casino.
But she seems disinclined to answer her dispatcher’s calls for information and this dispatcher’s radio calls seem like wan calls into an empty void. Meanwhile, young Sadie, herself apparently tired of life, calls on her grandfather to give her a potion which will give her deliverance: a brew which causes her soul to change into a large bird which flies through time and space to the Brazilian jungle of the early 70s, where the member of some religious community kills someone in a knife fight and escapes to where gold is being prospected and meets his own strange destiny with the bird-soul as witness.
The entirely bizarre narrative or anti-narrative conveys nothing of the film’s dreamy effect, its prose-poetic procedure or its status as artwork. It’s a film which moves laterally away from its starting point and more or less ignores those Aristotelian unities of time and place that most films stick to. And the title is another enigmatic thing about it. There is certainly no obvious “eureka” moment of discovery or understanding. But there is a sort of sensory perception, a feeling that through drifting downstream along the river course of this film and gazing at the foliage on either bank, some progress of the soul is being achieved. It is an enriching experience.
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Photos from the Eureka Filming
22 May 2023 10:38:36
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'Eureka' Going to Cannes
28 April 2023 08:14:45
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EUREKA BY LISANDRO ALONSO: TIME TRAVEL AND NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE AT CANNES PREMIERE 2023
Eureka, a film by Lisandro Alonso, explores Native American culture through a journey through time at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
Director Lisandro Alonso presents his new film, Eureka, at Cannes Premiere during the prestigious Cannes 2023 Film Festival. The work offers a captivating exploration of Native American culture and a journey through time from 1870 to 2019, crossing the United States, Mexico and the Amazon rainforest.
Eureka 's narrative is carried by a woman who becomes a migratory bird, bridging time and continents. This poetic and ambitious approach examines the importance of preserving the traditions and ancestral knowledge of the Amerindian culture.
The film is directed by Lisandro Alonso, known for his work Jauja. He co-wrote the drama with Fabian Casas and surrounded himself with a renowned cast, including Viggo Mortensen, Chiara Mastroianni and Maria de Medeiros.
Eureka draws attention to the problems and challenges faced by indigenous cultures in North and South America. The director addresses these issues in an original and engaging way, using a complex temporal narrative and striking visual imagery.
The Cannes Film Festival is known for presenting innovative and daring films, and Eureka is no exception. This presentation at Cannes Premiere provides an exceptional opportunity for audiences and critics to discover this unique and intriguing film.
All in all, Lisandro Alonso's Eureka promises to be a captivating and original work, exploring Native American culture through a unique time travel. The film is eagerly awaited by audiences and critics alike when it premieres at Cannes Premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
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