French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard once said that all you need for a good movie is a girl and a gun. If the trailer for Two Lovers and a Bear is any indication, Godard probably meant to say, “a girl and a polar bear,” but we’ll forgive him for not knowing this was a possibility at the time.

People who follow me on social media have probably heard me joke about growing up in Alaska; in the interest of full disclosure, then, this movie looks uniquely positioned to absolutely wreck my day. While I never lived as far north as the two Canadian characters in Two Lovers and a Bear, I have known my fair share of people who traveled to the top of the world seeking some kind of fresh start only to discover that these parts of Alaska and Canada can be very, very cold and very, very lonely. It’s a wonderful setting for a love story, especially one about characters with ghosts of their own.

Two Lovers and a Bear is also a very welcome opportunity for both Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan — two extremely talented actors who have yet to make their mark as Hollywood leads — to remind us that they belong in the conversation for both mainstream and independent cinema. DeHaan has always circled around big movies without quite breaking through, but it is Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black who is most deserving of a breakout role. How hard can it be to win awards for playing a single character when she’s already won awards for playing several at the same time?

Here is the official plot synopsis for Two Lovers and a Bear:

Set in a small town near the North Pole where roads lead to nowhere, the story follows Roman and Lucy, two burning souls who come together to make a leap for life and inner peace.

No release date is available as of yet, so fingers crossed that we will hear about one soon..

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