Alonso makes documentary style films and has a simple yet elegant style. “Jauja” (Alonso's recent film) featuring Viggo Mortensen, was nominated for the Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes Film Festival this year.
Jauja was not the first of Alonso's films to grace Cannes Film Festival. Other films of Alonso's that premiered at Cannes include: “La Libertad,” “Los Muertos,” “Fantasma,” and “Liverpool."
Alonso will focus his residency at the Film Society of Lincoln Center to formulate his next project: an exploration of human beings who reside in the Amazon jungle and are actively searching for gold.
The renowned filmmaker's residency was announced at Indochine restaurant in New York City. There was a dinner co-hosted by suspense author Charles Finch. “Welcome to the Dollhouse” director Todd Solondz was also a host as well as Film Society of Lincoln Center executive director Lesli Klainberg, “Capote” director Bennett Miller, and “Precious” producer Lisa Cortes.
At the dinner, the celebrity advisory board was announced. The board included: “Boys Don’t Cry” producer Christine Vachon, “Savage Grace” director Tom Kalin, “The Namesake” director Mira Nair, Cortes, “3 Backyards” director Eric Mendelsohn, Miller,“The Immigrant” director James Gray,“Love is Strange” director Ira Sachs, Solondz, “Stand Up Guys” and finally director Fisher Stevens, Marisa Tomei
Alonso is an acclaimed filmmaker and is sure to produce an extraordinary project during his residency at the Film Society of Lincoln Center with the support of the board.