37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024


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Followed by a conversation with director Lisandro Alonso.

Traversing time, space and genre, Argentinian filmmaker Lisandro Alonso (Jauja) presents an elliptical meditation on the experiences of indigenous communities across the Americas.

Opening in a dusty town of the Old West, reality soon transitions to contemporary South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation before finally landing in the jungles of 1970s Brazil. As the triptych unfolds, each temporal and spatial shift provokes metaphysical questions about colonial influence on native peoples and the ever-present tensions between indigeneity and the Western world. Featuring three-time Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortenson, Eureka is a graceful refraction of history and place, marking it Alonso’s “most expansive and ambitious film to date” (Screen Anarchy).

“Rich… in visual and ambient pleasures. [B]ristles with agile ideas and inventive image-making….”
– Guy Lodge, Variety

“Pure arthouse bliss. It’s stunning.”
–David Fear, Rolling Stone

“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.”
–Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

This screening is part of our 2024 VAFF at Violet Crown series
Presented by Ting Internet
Supported by the UVA Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese; Center for Global Inquiry & Innovation at UVA; Global Spanish at UVA; and UVA Arts.

Come early to the screening and drop by the Ting table for giveaways, raffles and a free popcorn voucher!


Tuesday, April 30


7:00 PM


Violet Crown 5

Film Info

Director: Lisandro Alonso

Runtime: 146 min.

Year: 2023

Country: Argentina, France, Portugal, Germany, Mexico

Language: English, Lakota, Portuguese

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Viggo Mortensen, José María Yazpik, Chiara Mastroianni