The Loneliest Planet with Julia Loktev in person

Part of See It Big! (Past Programs) & New Visions
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

The Museum, in partnership with Persol, is pleased to announce the launch of an ongoing film series, "New Visions," featuring innovative and exciting films by emerging directors.

Dir. Julia Loktev. 2011, 113 mins. 35mm. With Hani Furstenberg, Gael García Bernal. An audacious and intimate romantic drama that plays out against a magnificent mountain landscape in the Georgia republic, Julia Loktev’s (Day Night Day Night) second feature explores the frightening fragility of love amid moments of crisis. A young couple, touring with a local guide, encounters a situation that pivots everything they have come to know and trust about each other. Hani Furstenberg’s stunning, mostly nonverbal lead performance is full of brooding silence that echoes the endless landscape. Film critic David Thomson wrote “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… Julia Loktev is one of the most radical, intelligent, and talented filmmakers now at work.”

Due to a scheduling conflict, Hani Furstenberg will not be appearing this evening as previously announced.

Tickets: $15 public / $9 Museum members / Free for Silver Screen members and above. Order online or call 718 777 6800 to reserve tickets.

This screening is presented as part of the series New Visions, in association with Persol. The Museum is pleased to continue its partnership with Persol, which began in 2011 with the first installation of PERSOL MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: 30 stories of craftsmanship in film. The Museum hosted the second installation of the three-year exhibition in June, 2012.