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Mon, Feb 20, 2012
at 5:15 PM (Cinema 21)
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Fri, Feb 24, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Cinema 21)
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Nica (Hani Furstenberg) and Alex (Gael García Bernal), a few months away from their wedding, are on a backpacking trip in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia. With their guide Dato, the two appear to be completely in control of their environment and wildly attracted to each other. But as they journey through the deserted landscape, they are suddenly taken by surprise. A momentary mistake is made, an involuntary gesture. Brief though this is, it threatens everything the couple believed about themselves and each other. With looks and glances, no words are needed to uncover the toxic, erosive effects of disappointment and resentment. “Loktev’s staging of the crucial moment is expert; her look at the aftermath is poignant and nuanced, culminating in a nocturnal sequence that condenses a world of bitter and incommensurable experience into a single shot.”—Richard Brody, The New Yorker (113 mins.)

Filmography: Moment of Impact (98), Day Night Day Night (06).

In English and Georgian with English subtitles.


Interests: Narrative Feature.

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