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.
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!