IFC FIlms Press Release: The Loneliest Planet

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    THE LONELIEST PLANET

    Arrives on DVD February 26, 2013
    "A strikingly successful piece of daring - it demands, and deserves, to be watched closely."
    - Joe Morgenstern, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


    Alex (Gael Garcia Bernal, Y Tu Mama Tambien, The Motorcycle Diaries) and Nica (Hani Furstenberg, Campfire, Yossi & Jagger) are young, in love and engaged to be married. While backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, they hire a local guide to lead them on a camping trek. Venturing into the stunning wilderness, the trio's peaceful adventure takes a dark turn when they encounter an armed man and his two sons; Alex's momentary misstep creates a subtle rift between himself and Nica, which quickly widens until it threatens to destroy everything the couple believed about each other and themselves. Writer-director Julia Loktev takes these young travelers on a journey of self-discovery that reaches into the farthest depths of their own understanding. A unique examination of the parameters of love, THE LONELIEST PLANET is a tale of betrayal, identity, failure and forgiveness, praised as "gripping and haunting" (A.O. Scott, The New York Times), "stunningly shot" (Aaron Hillis, The Village Voice) and "riveting" (Mike Goodridge, Screen International).

    About IFC Entertainment
    A leader in the independent film industry, IFC Entertainment consists of multiple brands devoted to bringing the best of specialty films to the largest possible audience: IFC Films, Festival Direct, IFC Productions, and the IFC Center. IFC Films is a leading distributor of independent film. Its unique day and date distribution model, 'IFC In Theaters,' makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them simultaneously in theaters as well as on cable's On Demand platform and through Pay-Per-View, reaching 50 million homes. 'IFC Festival Direct' features a wide selection of titles acquired from major international film festivals and offers them exclusively through Video on Demand. IFC Productions is a feature film production company that provides financing for select independent film projects. IFC Center is a three-screen, state-of-the-art cinema with luxurious seating and HD digital and 35mm projection that shows art-house films in the heart of New York's Greenwich Village. IFC Entertainment's companies are subsidiaries of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC.

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    THE LONELIEST PLANET
    Release Date: February 26, 2013
    Preorder Date: January 21, 2013
    SRP: $24.98
    Rating: Not rated
    Running time: 113 minutes
    Language: English
    Genre: Drama
     

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