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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2010: Braden King’s Here

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2010: Braden King’s Here

It’s hard enough making an indie film, even more difficult to make an indie film in a country that doesn’t have the infrastructure for filmmaking period. I imagine that the screenplay about a human connection between two people via a landscape that is foreign to them may be hold something special since it was workshopped and supported by Sundance, Tribeca and Cannes.

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#55. Here

Director: Braden King
Writer(s): Dani Valent and King
Producers: Parts and Labor’s Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen
Distributor: Rights Available.

 Lubna Azabel Here Ben Foster Braden King

Photo Exclusive: Featuring Lubna Azabal and Ben Foster. (Photo credit) Lion & Wheel.

Lubna Azabel Ben Foster Here Braden King

The Gist: Will Shepard (Foster) is an American satellite-mapping engineer contracted to create a new, more accurate survey of the country of Armenia. Within the industry, his solitary work – land-surveying satellite images to check for accuracy and resolve anomalies – is called “ground-truthing”. He’s been doing it on his own, for years, all over the world, but on this trip, his measurements are not adding up. Will meets Gadarine Najarian (Lubna Azabal) at a rural hotel. ….(more)

Cast: Lubna Azabal and Ben Foster.

Why is it on the list?It’s hard enough making an indie film, even more difficult to make an indie film in a country that doesn’t have the infrastructure for filmmaking whatsoever. I imagine that the screenplay about a human connection between two people via a landscape that is foreign to them may hold something special since it was workshopped and supported by the folks at Sundance, Rotterdam, Tribeca and Cannes.

Release Date/Status?: Was still in post when Sundance made its selections, so this is going to a Cannes sidebar and it might make sense for a U.S. preem at NYFF.

 
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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