Jonas is on the road to Salina. He stops at a gas station/restaurant and its owner, Mara, is struck by his resemblance to her runaway son, Rocky. He decides to stay on and meets Mara’s friend Warren and Rocky’s sister Billie, but dark facts are to be revealed about Rocky and Billie.
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+ A psycho-sexual mystery-thrill with a keen bush-country vibe. I couldn't stop thinking of THAT COLD DAY IN THE PARK- young man falls into awkward role-play, (sexual) tensions thrive into rage... many similarities in the peculiar characters, their radical desolation... But this is no Vancouver luxury, it's a truly alien outback, a nowhere, as described by near sci-fi landscape. Awesome score. Highly recommended.
Jonas is on the road to Salina. Salina is located between deserted wasteland and the sand beaches - it could be Mexico or it could be Canary island. Just as Jonas' road could be the one of self-discovery or self-loss, the one where he could find someone to care or the one where's nothing left. Road to Salina could be a cult classic of euro-american cinema or lost gem for which just few viewers will have honor to find
Great drama about loneliness and desperation with a good pacing slowly revealing the mystery. Wonderfully filmed in the mind-blowing landscape of Lanzarote which adds perfectly to the story. One overlooked gem of that time.