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PIFF '12 Review: All Is Not What It Seems In Beautifully Shot 'The Loneliest Planet'

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • February 22, 2012 2:32 PM
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It’s true that the “Loneliest Planet,” directed by Julia Loktev (“Day Night Day Night”), is the kind of film that works best if you know little to absolutely nothing about it going in. But then again, couldn’t that be said for just about every film? So before we write this review in to futility before it’s even started, let’s get the basics out there: a young couple (played wonderfully by Gael Garcia Bernal and Hani Furstenberg), engaged to be married, is backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. They hire a guide to lead them on a hike filled with stunning vistas, and…something happens that changes things, irrevocably.

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