Will (Ben Foster) is a satellite-mapping engineer conducting a survey of Armenia. One morning at his hotel, he meets Gadarine (Lubna Azabal), an Armenian expatriate and photographer, who has recently returned home. The pair impulsively decide to drive across the country together.
An unlikely love story, HERE is also a cerebral, self-reflexive road movie that arrives at a fascinating intersection of forms. The film was born from a non-narrative multimedia piece (2008 Sundance Film Festival, New Frontier); it was a collaboration among director Braden King, a composer, and a video artist, parts of which migrated into this script (developed through the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program). King’s atmospheric, contemplative aesthetic encourages us to examine the personal relationship we all form to both physical space and story space. Because of his work (called ground-truthing), Will comes to view the land as a source of faulty data, while Gadarine sees it as a way to redefine her relationship with home. As HERE suggests, “truth is conjecture.” –Sundance Film Festival
HERE é basicamente um road-movie obcecado pela terra e suas raízes. Um romance entre um cartógrafo americano e uma fotografa armena que impulsivamente decidem viajar juntos para retratar um território inexplorado. Assim como o próprio cineasta, Braden King, o faz no cinema, ao contar a história desses dois exploradores no limiar da prosa e poesia, lógica e ilógica, vigília e sonho.
Also: A severely botched screening of Martin Scorsese’s Hugo.