Director: Julia Loktev
“I'm not interested in bad things happening to good people. I'm interested in good people doing bad things.” - Filmmaker Julia Loktev
The breathtaking big-screen beauty of Georgia's Caucasus Mountains act as backdrop for this thought-provoking allegory about love, betrayal and the ambiguities of forgiveness.
Gael García Bernal and Hani Furstenberg play young lovers who engage a local guide - with a propensity to tell unsettling campfire stories - to lead them on an East European camping trek. A split-section decision triggers a series of events that threatens everything the couple believes about themselves, and each other. Through nuance and - often - silence, filmmaker Julia Loktev (Day Night Day Night) creates an intimate relationship study artfully underscored with a perpetual sense of dread and impending violence.
“Will provoke passionate arguments over post-screening drinks.” - Variety
D/S Julia Loktev P Jay van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, Heige Albers, Marie Therese Guirgis Dist Palace Films TD 35mm/2011