Slight story about a young couple hiking through the Georgian mountains with a native as their guide, is a film of mostly small moments. Director Loktev is quite prepared to take her time, and thinks nothing of giving us drawn out scenes of the bilingual pair conjugating Spanish verbs ad infinitum.
The key scene in the film actually starts out by providing an unexpected laugh before introducing the film's key dramatic counterpoint. While held at gunpoint, the male lead shows his true colours, and isn't quite the man his companion assumed him to be. The scenario produces a big rift between the couple, and with no escape from each other in the wilderness, there's no avoiding the conflict.