I found this article on the NYTimes site and thought some people would enjoy it:
A brief excerpt from the article:
"It would be too much to conclude from all this that there is a back-to-the-land movement in international cinema. But in recent years a back-to-the-landscape-film tendency has been evident at festivals from Cannes to Sundance, especially among younger filmmakers. A fascination with the natural world — which seems at once fragile and enduring, forbiddingly strange and intimately known — is an obvious response to, and escape from, our hypercivilized, technology-saturated, globalized habitations"