Much as I want to see this film — I’ll have you know it’s a good amount, too — yours truly has been trying to avoid much information on The Loneliest Planet. It’s supposed to be good, it’s supposed to be tense, and, most importantly, everyone I know who’s seen it advises that the pleasure in Julia Loktev‘s film comes from an element of surprise.
It’s been getting a positive reception for months and, now, with a release around the corner, we have our first trailer. Much of said trailer is predicated upon cutting around all “the big stuff” — well, what I think is “the big stuff” — and leaving the rest for an actual viewing. (Or a reading of Ernest Hemingway‘s The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, upon which this is ever-so-slightly based.) And with Gael García Bernal & Hani Furstenberg looking to have good work in store, why ask for more right now?
Watch the trailer below (via Apple):
“Alex (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Nica (Hani Furstenberg) are young, in love and engaged to be married. The summer before their wedding, they are backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. The couple hire a local guide to lead them on a camping trek, and the three set off into a stunning wilderness, a landscape that is both overwhelmingly open and frighteningly closed. Walking for hours, they trade anecdotes, play games to pass the time of moving through space. And then, a momentary misstep, a gesture that takes only two or three seconds, a gesture that’s over almost as soon as it begins. But once it is done, it can’t be undone. Once it is done, it threatens to undo everything the couple believed about each other and about themselves.”
The Loneliest Planet will open in limited release on October 26th.
What do you think of this trailer? Does The Loneliest Planet have your attention right off the bat?
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