The Loneliest Planet official artwork is revealed
Sundance Selects is happy to present the new official artwork for THE LONELIEST PLANET, director Julia Loktev’s award-winning atmospheric thriller starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Hani Furstenberg, which will hit theaters on Oct. 26th!
“BREATHTAKING. A strikingly successful piece of daring.”
-Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
“You have to see ‘The Loneliest Planet,’ for it is one of those works that prepares you for life, that make you wary, alive and responsible, and which well, you’ll never forget it… Loktev is one of the most radical, intelligent and talented filmmakers now at work. ‘The Loneliest Planet’ is an experience you deserve. So search it out.”
-David Thomson, The New Republic
2011 LORCARNO FILM FESTIVAL
2011 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
2011 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL
2011 AFI FEST – WINNER – GRAND JURY PRIZE, NEW AUTEURS CRITICS
2012 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
THE LONELIEST PLANET
Written/Directed by: Julia Loktev
Starring: Gael GarcÍa Bernal, Hani Furstenberg, Bidzina Gujabidze
Produced by: Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, Helge Albers, Marie Therese Guirgis
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. All the while, they are not alone. They are always with the guide, who witnesses their every move. The film plays off the relationship between young travelers and the places they travel to, between guide and guided. But at heart, it is a love story — a tale about betrayal, both accidental and deliberate, about masculinity, failure and the ambiguities of forgiveness.