Alex and Nica are young, in love and engaged to be married. The summer before their wedding, they go 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, and play games to pass the time. 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.
Abel and Marianne discover that their 13-year-old son Joseph has been secretly selling his most prized possessions. They quickly realize that Joseph is not the only one, there are hundreds of children around the world doing the same thing. His mission: finance a mysterious project in Africa to save the planet.
A pioneer among filmmakers, Jane Campion was the first woman to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes, for The Piano. In 40 years of work, she has carved out a unique place for herself in the highly masculine pantheon of cinema. A visual and iconoclastic director, a subtle portraitist of women and the human soul, Campion is also a furtive director: both discreet and whimsical, gentle and impertinent, and sometimes misunderstood.
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