Viggo on the Movie

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He goes out in the desert trying to find his daughter, but in the end we realize that he is also tracking down his wife, his mother, all women and men in the world, his own childhood, his country and his death. - Viggo Mortensen

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Viggo on the Movie

"My character is in the same position of the audience -- trying to figure out what is happening."

Viggo Mortensen
A Conversation with Viggo Mortensen at Cannes
Karin Luisa
Huffington Post
21 May 2014




'I think that, in his poetry, Fabián resembles Lisandro in something essential: conveying without embellishment the particular beauty of his creative point of view. The two have a process that seems to look for distillation, the essential thing in their stories, without fear of contradiction or unanswered questions. It is one thing wanting to achieve this sort of cleanliness as an artist and another to be able to convey it with grace and originality. Those who can do that, who can move you with what they are telling you, are few.'

Viggo Mortensen
An Anarchist in the Closet
By Viggo Mortensen - translated by Chrissie and Ollie
Pagina 12
27 October 2013




'It´s increasingly clear to me that our existential "Western" has to do with the endurance and determination of the man to understand how time works, what it is that life wants from him. We are constructing a race with death, not against death.'

Viggo discussing the film with Fabián Casas
From the South
By Viggo Mortensen and Fabián Casas - translated by Ollie, Rio and Zoe
Sobrevueloscuervos.com
21 April 2013




'Dinesen is a man who seems to cope well with loneliness, but finally he becomes lost in it. He goes out in the desert trying to find his daughter, but in the end we realize that he is also tracking down his wife, his mother, all women and men in the world, his own childhood, his country and his death'

Viggo Mortensen
An Anarchist in the Closet
By Viggo Mortensen - translated by Chrissie and Ollie
Pagina 12
27 October 2013




'Well, like most of his movies, it will have its own kind of unique pace, like something out of Tarkovsky's world. But unlike his other movies this one actually has professional actors, and somewhat more of a conventional blueprint for a script. His other movies are – they're not totally free-form, but he's not worked with actors before. It's a totally new thing for him.'

Viggo talking about Lisandro Alonso
Viggo Mortensen: Lay off the pope
By Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
20 March 2013

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