Viggo Mortensen: Jauja is subtler than Interstellar
I went to see Interstellar, which I thought was interesting, since Nolan is one of those directors who has managed to move within high-budgets and make riskier things. But since I have to defend Jauja now, I have to say it: OK, Interstellar has good things and bad things, but considering the metaphysic and existential ideas it deals with well, we actually did all that, really cheap and maybe even with more subtlety. This is not to criticize Nolan’s film, which is very interesting. But people say, ‘Yeah, sure, if I had all that money I could do all sorts of things.’ And Lisandro did it. And with no money.
Viggo Mortensen is the star of Lisandro Alonso’s Jauja that is being released today in his homeland Argentina. Jauja has won the FIPRESCI Prize of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard section.