This stunning video by filmmaker, Antoine Janssens, captures the spirit and wonder of Costa Rica. The filmmaker stated, “This film is a selection of memories during three weeks into the wild of Costa Rica in 2016. We crossed the country from north to south and east to west my girl and I. We found lots of wonderful little places along the trip, meeting friendly people and live a unique experience in the middle of wildlife.” From the video, you see the country through the eyes of a filmmaker who clearly fell in love with Costa Rica. You can see more photos of his journey on his Instagram.
With the breathtaking cinematography and the juxtaposition of the natural wonders with village life, you immediately get a visceral sense of the essence of the country. Costa Rica dances in magic. It seduces you its beauty and creates a sense of wonderment. The country’s natural rhythm is one which humans and nature live in harmony, and this short film captures that spirit. The absence of narration makes it easy to get lost in the hypnotic trance of the music. The images create a kind of dance that captures the very essence of Costa Rica.
From the oceans to the jungles to the creatures inhabiting the region to the fun and laughter experienced by the people who commingle here embracing the culture, there’s a visceral energy. Once you’re here, you never want to leave the magic. It’s a place where your soul can dance, and spirit finds its center. Costa Rica enthralls all who visit its shore. It’s a place that captures the joy and magic of life itself.
This film could easily win an award best “marketing video.” It doesn’t try to sell you anything; it just expresses the joy that the country embodies.
Kudos to the filmmaker!