Lisandro Alonso was born in Buenos Aires in 1975 and studied at the Universidad del Cine. After co-directing his first short film, Dos en la Vereda (1995), he worked as an assistant director and sound designer until 2000. His first feature-length film, La Libertad (2001), had its premiere in the Un Certain Regard section of the Festival de Cannes. After creating his own production company 4L, Alonso returned to Cannes in 2004 with Los Muertos, which premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight. He completed his trilogy with Fantasma (2006). In 2008, the more fictional Liverpool followed a young sailor looking for his mother in Tierra del Fuego. Jauja (2014), set in nineteenth-century Denmark and Argentina, won the FIPRESCI Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes. Eureka (2023) also had its premiere in Cannes.