Futures: 'The Loneliest Planet' Star Hani Furstenberg Movies Beyond the Israeli Stage

Futures: 'The Loneliest Planet' Star Hani Furstenberg Movies Beyond the Israeli Stage
Why She's On Our Radar: Hani Furstenberg has already made great strides as an actress in the Israeli theater with occasional, and equally successful, forays into film. She has already worked with two giants of contemporary Israeli cinema: Eytan Fox, who cast her in the gay soldier drama "Yossi and Jagger," as well as Joseph Cedar, whose "Campfire" brought the actress an Israeli Oscar. Only now, however, has Furtenberg made her way into an English language movie, and it's a fairly humble start: In "The Loneliest Planet," which premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and opens this Friday in limited release, she holds her own opposite Gael Garcia Bernal as one half of a couple journeying through the mountains of the Georgian peninsula and unsure about the future of their relationship. Directed by Julia Loktev ("Day Night Day Night"), the movie relies on pregnant pauses and other quiet details that provides a real showcase for.
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