Seven Impressions of Viggo, a Short Film by Alix Lambert
In October, timed to the New York Film Festival U.S. premiere of his film, Jauja, Lisandro Alonso was the second director in residence at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The Film Society invited Filmmaker to report on Alonso’s various events — lectures, Q&As and sessions with students in both New York and Boston — and we asked filmmaker and contributor Alix Lambert. Jauja is produced by and stars Viggo Mortenson, who shares a tie with Lambert. He and David Cronenberg watched her The Mark of Cain film while researching Russian tattoos for Eastern Promises, and Mortensen’s Perceval Press published her 2008 book on murdered Russian journalists, The Silencing.
In advance of Lambert’s Winter issue report, which will cover the Film Society residency and the production of Jauja, she sends along this short, Seven Impressions of Viggo, made several years ago but never posted online. In their New York Film Festival Q&A, Alonso and Mortensen discuss the importance of collaboration in filmmaking, with Jauja a particularly striking example. Here, then, is a short film collaboration between Lambert and Mortensen.