Julia Loktev’s haunting follow-up to “Day Night Day Night,” “The Loneliest Planet,” has been on our radar since its debut at the Locarno Film Festival last year, where Eric Kohn raved, “it should help re-establish Loktev’s status as a film artist with a clear vision.”
The slow burner follows a couple (Gael García Bernal and Hani Furstenberg), whose relationship is tested in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia, a few months ahead of their American wedding.
“The performances, particularly Bernal and Furstenberg’s ceaselessly ambiguous expressions, provide the essential glue that holds together Loktev’s conceit,” wrote Kohn. “Patient viewers will be rewarded with a pay-off worthy of post-screening debate, although it arrives with only brief nuggets of new information that nudge along a virtually non-existent plot.”
Watch the trailer below. The Sundance Selects release opens in select theaters October 26.