If you're looking for a love story that is unlike anything you've ever watched before, then it's your lucky month. Wim Wenders' latest film "Submergence" has opened in Philippine theaters and according to one of its stars, Alicia Vikander, it's a unique romance given an "intellectual" treatment.
"I found it quite rare that it's a romantic story built up in a very intellectual way," the "Tomb Raider" actress said at the San Sebastian Film Festival late last year.
She continued, "I think in real life, a lot of people can relate to the fact that you can have a meeting, or a connection with somebody [and not realize] until days, or maybe weeks later what that impact had to you."
In the film, Alicia plays Danny, a bio-mathematician working on a deep-sea diving project to explore the origin of life on planet Earth. She meets and unexpectedly falls in love with a British agent named James (James McAvoy), who he himself is on his way to a very dangerous mission.
As they set off to their respective missions, James and Danny are subject to different kinds of isolation as they pine for each other; their determination to reconnect becomes as much an existential journey as a love story.
"Submergence" is now showing in cinemas nationwide.