by Lisandro Alonso



In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Farrel asks the captain of the freighter he works on for permission to go ashore once they reach the port of Ushuaia, the southernmost town of Argentina. Farrel wants to return to his birthplace and see if his mother is still alive. For the past twenty years he has worked as a seaman. He drinks to oblivion, pays the women he sleeps with, has no friends. Having reached the cluster of snow-covered houses where he grew up, Farrel discovers his mother is indeed still living but someone else has become part of the family.


A young talent from Argentina, Lisandro Alonso's first feature »La Libertad« (2001) was chosen for the Festival de Cannes (Un Certain Regard). His most recent productions, »Los Muertos« (2004) and »Fantasma« (2006), were also invited to Cannes, premiering in the Director's Fortnight.

Born in Buenos Aires in 1975, Lisandro Alonso studied at the Universidad del Cine (FUC) and co-directed in 1995 with Catriel Vildosola his first short film Dos en la Vereda (1995). After working as assistant sound engineer in many short films and a few features and as assistant director of Nicolas Sarquis for his film »Sobre la Tierra«, Lisandro Alonso returned to directing, making his first feature. In 2003 he founded 4L, a production company based in Buenos Aires, to produce his own films.

2008 »Liverpool«
2006 »Fantasma«
2004 »Los Muertos«
2001 »La Libertad«
1995 »Dos en la vereda«


Juan Fernandez - Farrel
Giselle Irrazabal - Analia
Nieves Cabrera - Trujillo


Director: Lisandro Alonso
Screenplay writer: Lisandro Alonso, Salvador Roselli
Cinematographer: Lucio Bonelli
Sound: Catriel Vildosola
Music: Flormaleva
Art Director: Gonzalo Delgado
Montage: Lisandro Alonso, Fernando Epstein, Martin Mainoli, Sergi Dies
A Production of 4L (Argentina), Fortuna Films (NL), Slot Machine (F)
In Co-Production with Eddie Saeta (E), Black Forest Films (D)
With Support from INCAA, Hubert Bals Fund, Rotterdam IFF, World Cinema Fund, Programa IBERMEDIA

Technical Data

Format: 35 mm / 24fps / 1:1,85 / Colour / Dolby Digital
Length: 84 Min.
Original Language: Spanish

Original title: Liverpool


Click here for the »Liverpool« artwork



Go back