Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains, this award-winning
new drama follows a young couple on the journey of a lifetime and an incident that irrevocably transforms their relationship.

Director: Julia Loktev
Cast: Gael García Bernal, Hani Furstenberg, Bidzina Gujabidze
Duration: 113 mins
Country of Origin: United States

MNudity and sexual references

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“Breathtaking. A strikingly successful piece of daring.”
Joe Morgenstern, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Arresting. Hinges on a single shot – this moment is edge-of-your-seat stunning precisely because you don’t know what’s going to happen next, and Loktev has established a space in which it seems that absolutely anything could.”
Karina Longsworth, VOICE FILM

“Powerful, exquisite. Will provoke passionate arguments over post-screening drinks.”
Leslie Felperin, VARIETY

“A riveting drama pregnant with high stakes emotion and profound themes.”
Mike Goodridge, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

“Imbues a somewhat familiar scenario with often thrilling freshness thanks to the director’s distinctive personal style, one that is fully alive to the wonders of the natural world and of human beings at their most, well, human: adventurous, joyous, foolish, flawed.”
Kenji Fujishima, SLANT MAGAZINE

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains, the award-winning new drama from rising talent Julia Loktev (Day Night Day Night) tells the story of a young couple on the journey of a lifetime, and an incident that irrevocably transforms their relationship.

Alex (Gael García Bernal, The Motorcycle Diaries) and Nica (Hani Furstenberg), a few months away from their wedding, are backpacking through Eastern Europe. Habitual and adventurous travelers, they get by with friendly smiles and a smattering of the local languages. Upon arriving in Georgia, the pair hires a guide to lead them on a camping trek, and the three set off into the lush wilderness. Walking for hours, they trade anecdotes and play word games to pass the time, or simply allow the vast surroundings to envelop them, until a split-second decision triggers a series of events that threatens everything the couple believes about themselves, and each other…

Exploring the relationship between travelers and the landscapes they navigate, between the guide and guided, THE LONELIEST PLANET is a powerfully evocative and thought-provoking allegory of love, betrayal and the ambiguities of forgiveness.

MORE…
The L.A. Times speaks with director Julia Loktev and Gael Garcia Bernal.

The Wall Street Journal’s Steve Dollar discusses taking chances in the wild with Julia Loktev.

The Radio National’s ‘Final Cut’ talks with Julia Loktev.

Human, Nature: Julia Loktev in Interview Magazine.

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