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Viggo Mortensen's Cannes winner 'Jauja' gets U.S. distribution

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The Viggo Mortensen-starring ‘Jauja’ finally has U.S. distribution—Cinema Guild has slated the film for an early 2015 release. The movie is set in a Patagonian military outpost during the genocidal campaign against the native Patagonian population in the last 1800s. Mortensen plays a former captain whose teenage daughter falls in love and runs away with a young soldier.

‘Jauja,’ like all of the other films directed by Lisandro Alonso, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie won the FIPRESCI in the Un Certain Regard section of the festival earlier this year. It will play at the Toronto Film Festival and the New York Film Festival, where he is Filmmaker in Residence, later this year.