Out on:Theatrical 16th Feb. 2024

“Entirely fascinating… an enriching experience” THE GUARDIAN

“Intoxicating, time-hopping reverie of indigenous realities” SLANT MAGAZINE

“Some of the most spellbinding images of the year” PLAYLIST

“Rich in visual and ambient pleasures” VARIETY

Sovereign is proud to announce the release of Lisandro Alonso’s extraordinary EUREKA in select UK cinemas on 16th February 2024.

Directed by acclaimed Argentine auteur Lisandro Alonso (who wrote the script with renowned Argentinian authors Martin Camaño and Fabian Casas), the film reunites the director with Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen (Green Book), who starred in the directors 2014’s Cannes award-winning Jauja. The film also stars French actor Chiara Mastroianni (2019 Winner of the Un Certain Regard Best Actress award for On a Magical Night), Sadie Lapointe and Alaina Clifford. It had its World Premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

Described by Screen Anarchy as Alonso’s “most expansive and ambitious film to date”, the first section of EUREKA is a richly-textured old-style Western, shot in monochrome, reminiscent of Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man; from there the film glides into the modern US in full colour, with Alaina Clifford as a disgruntled cop on a Native American reservation… and then time travels back to a 1970s Brazilian jungle.

Like Sovereign’s 2022 acclaimed slow cinema release Memoria, starring Tilda Swinton, EUREKA is a wonderfully opaque and memersing film experience that rewards viewers with its triple-stranded storyline brought to life with mesmeric, dreamlike cinematography (by Timo Salminen and Mauro Herce Mira) and soul-searching performances.

Lisandro Alonso was born in 1975 in Buenos Aires. He studied for three years at the Universidad del Cine. His first feature film La Libertad premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes. He returned to Cannes in 2004 with Los Muertos, which premiered in the Directors Fortnight. Two years later, he completed his trilogy with Fantasma. In 2008, the director decided to lean toward a more fictional approach with Liverpool, following a young sailor looking for his mother in the lost villages of Tierra del Fuego. Five years later, Jauja, set in 19th century Denmark and Argentina and starring Viggo Mortensen, won the FIPRESCI award in the section Un Certain Regard.

Alaina is tired of being a police officer in the Pine Ridge Reservation and decides to stop answering her radio. Her niece Sadie spends a long night waiting for her, to no avail. Hurt, she decides to begin her journey with the help of her grandfather: she will fly through time and space to South America, finally she will stop watching old black and white westerns that do not represent her in any way, and everything will feel different when she hears the dreams of other people, those who live in the forest. But there will be no definitive conclusions... Birds don’t talk to humans, yet if only we could understand them, they would surely have a few truths to tell us.

Eureka has been shown at the Cannes Film Festival 2023; the 2023 Gijón International Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best Film; the 2023 Munich Film Festival where it was nominated for 2023 Best International Film; and the 2023 Pingyao International Film Festival, where it was nominated for the People's Choice Award. It won the Premio del Jurado de Ficción at the 2023 Festival de Cine de Lima PUCP.

Sovereign releases auteur-driven feature films in the UK, from emerging and established international talent. Our carefully curated titles have played to strong critical and audience acclaim, often premiering at renowned international film festivals, including Cannes, Berlinale, Toronto, Venice and many more.

Previously acquired titles include Peru’s entry into the Oscars Song Without A Name, which screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival; Philippine crime drama Verdict, which received the Special Orizzonti Jury Prize at the 76th Venice Film Festival; historical drama Malmkrog, which won Best Director in the Encounter section and opened the 70th Berlin Film Festival; Argentinian psychological thriller A Common Crime, which received its world premiere at the 70th Berlin Film Festival; Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn, which won the Golden Bear at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival; and Kirill Serebrennikov’s Petrov’s Flu, winner of the prestigious CTS Artist award at last year’s Cannes Film festival, and also nominated for the Palme d’Or; Memoria, from Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul, starring Tilda Swinton, which won the Cannes Jury Prize in 2021; Bolivian director Kiro Russo’s The Great Movement, winner of the Special Jury Prize in the Horizons strand at the 2021 Venice Film Festival; Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness, starring Woody Harrelson, which won the Palme d’Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival; Bent Hamer’s award-winning The Middle Man starring Pål Sverre Hagen and Paul Gross; Francisca Alegría’s The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival; the thriller Inside, from writer/director Vasilis Katsoupis and starring Willem Dafoe; Laurent Nègre’s World War two drama A Forgotten Man, starring Michael Neueschwander as a Swiss diplomat; and Kirill Serebrennikov’s astonishing biopic Tchaikovsky’s Wife.



In Cinemas
16th February, 2024
Release date
16th February, 2024


Lisandro Alonso
  • Viggo Mortensen
  • Chiara Mastroianni
  • Sadie Lapointe
  • Alaina Clifford