Film - CineMasters Competition Filmfest 2023


Directed by Lisandro Alonso


Director: Lisandro Alonso
Section: CineMasters Competition
Country: Argentina, Germany, France, Mexico, Portugal
Year: 2023
Language: Chatino, English, Lakota, Portuguese
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Rafi Pitts, Luisa Cruz, Adanilo R., Sadie Lapointe, Chiara Mastroianni
18+ (no age rating)


Lisandro Alonso, a master of Argentinian cinema who loves to experiment, surprises us with a fantastical and meditative odyssey that's part western, part postcolonialist fable.

Alaina is tired of the dreary tasks that come with her job as a police officer on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and decides to stop answering her radio. Her niece spends a long night waiting for her to no avail, then decides that she, too, wants to disappear. A magic potion made by her grandfather will allow her to travel through space and time. EUREKA begins as a western in black and white, with Viggo Mortensen in the role of a cowboy, and turns into a cinematic flight to the indigenous peoples of the Americas, from the United States to Mexico to the Amazon jungle.

Meet the director


Lisandro Alonso

Lisandro Alonso, born in 1975, studied directing at the Universidad del Cine in his hometown of Buenos Aires. With Catriel Vildosola, he made his first short film, DOS EN LA VEREDA, in 1995. To date, Alonso has made six feature-length films, all of which have premiered at Cannes: LA LIBERTAD premiered in the Un Certain Regard section in 2001; LOS MUERTOS (2004), FANTASMA (2006) and LIVERPOOL in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. JAUJA (2014) premiered again in the Un Certain Regard section and received the FIPRESCI Prize. EUREKA had its world premiere at a special screening at Cannes in 2023.


Screenplay: Lisandro Alonso, Fabián Casas, Martín Camaño
Director of Photography: Timo Salminen, Mauro Herce Mira
Film Editor: Gonzalo del Val
Composer: Domingo Cura
Production Designer: Miguel Ángel Rebollo Fernández-Paniagua, Marlene Rodríguez Serrano
Costume Design: Gabriela Fernández, Natalia Seligson
Sound: Santiago Fumagalli, Vincent Cosson
Sound design: Catriel Vildosola
Make-up artist: Helena Baptista, Julissa Calderón
Casting director: Eleonore Hendricks, Abby Harri, Sonsoles Cifuentes
Producer: Marianne Slot, Carine Leblanc
Production Company: Slot Machine, 4L
Co-Producer: Lisandro Alonso, Fiorella Moretti, Hédi Zardi, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade, Joaquim Sapinho
Co-Production Company: Komplizen Film GmbH, Rosa Filmes, Woo Films
World Sales: Le Pacte