Director: Braden King
Screenwriters: Braden King


Will (Ben Foster) is a satellite-mapping engineer conducting a survey of Armenia. One morning at a rural hotel, he meets Gadarine (Lubna Azabal), an Armenian expatriate and photographer recently returned home. Forming an instant, unconscious bond, the two impulsively decide to travel together.
An unlikely love story, HERE is also a self-reflexive road movie that arrives at a fascinating intersection of forms. The film's development process included a non-narrative multimedia piece (a collaboration among director Braden King, a composer, and a video artist, presented in New Frontier at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival), parts of which migrated into the script (developed through the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program). King’s atmospheric, contemplative aesthetic encourages us to examine the personal relationship we form to both physical space and story space. Will ultimately 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."

(Archives note: see also Braden King's Meet The Artist interview on our YouTube Channel.)

— John Nein

Screening Details

  • Section: U.S. Dramatic Competition
  • Film Type: US Narrative Feature
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Language: English and Armenian
  • Run Time: 120 min.
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