Journey

After meeting at a party, Luciana and Pedro... embark on a spur of the moment journey together that takes them to the forest. Asthey explore the beauty in the nature that surrounds them, they camp out under the stars, go on hikes, indulge in the passions of their encounter, and discuss their personal beliefs surrounding love, obligations, and attraction. Lensed in lush black-and-white cinematography amidst the gorgeous backdrop of the Costa Rican forest, an honest and genuine relationship story unfolds, lending a feeling of realism to their storybook romance in a refreshing and youthful way.

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  • ★★★½ review by Rakestraw on Letterboxd

    The first Costa Rican film to play at Tribeca, Paz Fabrega's Viaje, is a lovely little romance drama that covers a lot of ground within its short 71 minute run-time, incorporating a number of unexpected mood shifts along the way.

    Kattia Gonzalez (Luciana) and Fernando Bolanos (Pedro) exhibit great chemistry together as the nervously-just-met, playful couple foregoing the standard start to a relationship in favor of exploring the forest while Pedro works on his thesis.

    Esteban Chinchilla's B&W cinematography of the surrounding terrain is striking in its presentation; especially in one sequence, overhead-shot of Luciana bathing in the milky springs, only head and splayed out hair visible as Pedro's head floats into frame.

  • ★★★½ review by Juan on Letterboxd

    I desperately need to rewatch this in a non-festival-streaming manner because the low quality really draws away from how gorgeous it looks. You can still tell it's beautiful, but sheesh.

    Anyway, I'm such a sucker for fleeting romances that meander comfortably until they reach their end and that's exactly what VIAJE offers: a simple and beautiful glimpse at a romance that seems more or less destined to end. It's damn well-shot and edited, the script is solid when it needs to be and completely devoid of dialogue at other moments, and the chemistry between the leads is palpable, so much so that you can practically feel a gentle caress one character gives another. If anything is a mixed bag, it's the score, which I wasn't entirely fond of the whole way through.

    But, again, I really want to rewatch this under better conditions. I also need to know if everyone's hair looks as oily as I assume it would be while they're out in nature for x days straight (I can only tell so much with low quality videos) because I feel like that's something important in this kind of story.

  • ★★★★ review by Bruno Rabello on Letterboxd

    Em pouco mais de 70 minutos, este filme da Costa Rica é uma espécie de "Antes do Amanhecer", que mostra o romance de um final de semana entre dois jovens adultos, antes da inevitável (?) separação. Filmado em preto e branco, com uma bela fotografia e atuações fortes do casal.

  • ★★★★ review by Bruno Rabello on Letterboxd

    Em pouco mais de 70 minutos, este filme da Costa Rica é uma espécie de "Antes do Amanhecer", que mostra o romance de um final de semana entre dois jovens adultos, antes da inevitável (?) separação. Filmado em preto e branco, com uma bela fotografia e atuações fortes do casal.

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