"What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? -- it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-by. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies," Sal muses in "On The Road." The short film by Spanish duo Rubén Sánchez and Cristina Fernandez titled, "Trans-Siberia: A long train journey," captures this feeling of exotic impermanence.
Anyone who's read Kerouac's classic or seen the beautifully gritty train scene from "Slumdog Millionaire" knows the attraction of the open road. Sánchez and Fernandez, the pair behind the short-video production company Factoria, boarded the Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Siberian railways to record 3,000 short videos. Leaving from Beijing, they rolled through Mongolia and Siberia before arriving Moscow; the nine-day journey covered close to 4600 miles.
"The film shows how the landscapes trough the train window are short lived. You can't stop looking at them, whether people on the train stations waiting for other trains or selling food to the passengers," Rubén Sánchez told The Huffington Post via email.