The Loneliest Planet

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Alex and Nica 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.

Acclaim

"A FILM YOU WILL NEVER FORGET...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
"BREATHTAKING. A strikingly successful piece of daring."
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
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Awards

Official Selection
Locarno Film Festival
Official Selection
Toronto International Film Festival 2011
Official Selection
New York Film Festival 2011
Winner - Grand Jury Prize
AFI Fest 2011
Nominee - Best Feature
Gotham Awards 2012
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The Loneliest Planet
US | 2012 | U | 113 min
Oct 26, 2012

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