So what does the trailer tell us?
The start of the trailer is quite immersive, isn’t it? I’m already astounded by the soundtrack. We are essentially following a newly formed relationship bravely embarking on a spontaneous road trip. Sylvia, a failed artist in New York returns to her town Austin, Texas where she meets Esteban before her friend’s wedding. Her emotions in the trailer are obvious to see – she is enthralled and curious about Esteban and as the road trip develops she looks to be more and more involved in his life.
It will be interesting to see how effective they both are on the big screen as characters because the trailer makes you feel interested in them both straight away. I do hope the soundtrack stays true to the trailers as well because it sounds pretty effective here.
The cinematography looks impressive so I am hopeful this translates in the film too – the natural lighting looks spot on, which shows when they are outside, especially at night or when they are driving and it shoots to the road.
You get the feeling the film is going to focus more on Sylvia and finding herself in the new life she has come across and how she overcomes the many challenges and obstacles it throws at her. The trailer offers many scenes of happiness, lust and love but also many scenes of desperation, sadness and pain. This film will initiate many emotions that’s for sure.
Starring: Agnes Bruckner, Maurice Compte, and Ashley Bell
Director: Li Lu
Excitement rating: 3 stars out of 5