Here and There (film)

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Here and There
Here and There Poster.png
Directed by Darko Lungulov
Produced by Darko Lungulov
George Lekovic
David Nemer
Vladan Nikolic
Written by Darko Lungulov
Starring David Thornton
Branislav Trifunović
Cyndi Lauper
Mirjana Karanović
Jelena Mrđa
Antone Pagan
Cinematography Mathias Schöningh
Distributed by Vivendi Entertainment
Lightyear Entertainment
Release date(s)
  • April 22, 2009 (2009-04-22) (Tribeca)
Country Serbia
Language Serbian
Budget $300,000
Box office $18,000[1]

Here and There (Serbian: Тамо и овде; translit. Tamo i ovde) is a Serbian film which was premiered at the Belgrade Film Festival FEST 2009. Starring David Thornton and Branislav Trifunović with supporting turns from Cyndi Lauper, Mirjana Karanović, Jelena Mrđa and Antone Pagan.

Cyndi Lauper wrote and recorded a song for the Here and There soundtrack.

Plot[edit]

Here and There follows two interconnected stories on two different continents. Robert (Thornton), a depressed New Yorker, tries to make quick cash and ends up in Serbia, where instead of money he finds his soul. At the same time, a young Serbian immigrant, Branko (Trifunović), struggles in an unforgiving New York, desperately trying to bring his girlfriend from Serbia to the United States. Mirijana Karanović plays Branko's mother.

Release[edit]

Here and There competed at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival in New York in the World Narrative Competition and was named Best New York Narrative. Other film festivals in which the film competed in were the Ft Lauderdale International Film Festival (winning the Jury Award), Geneva Cinéma Tout Ecran (winning FIPRESCI Prize and Best Director for Lungulov) and Skip City International D-Cinema Festival (winning the Special Jury Prize).

The film was released to theaters in North America on May 14, 2010. Elsewhere, the film was released in Hungary on March 25, 2010 and Germany on April 22, 2010.

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

Here and There played for 18 weeks in the US, widest release 5 theaters, grossing an estimated $27,156.[2]

Critical response[edit]

Some Internet critics described Here and There as one of the top 10 films to see at Tribeca.[3]

Based on 11 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, Here and There was at 73% fresh.[4]

Variety's Ronnie Schieb described the film as a "Slight, extremely likable pic... with an outside chance at arthouse play before cable beckons."[5]

Los Angeles Times's Kevin Thomas opined that the film is "a wisp of a wry comedy but Lungulov's touch is delicate, even piercingly so, and his direction of actors, especially Thornton and Karanovic, is beautifully nuanced."[6]

The Hollywood Reporter's Natasha Senjanovic felt that the film was "Elegantly minimalistic, superbly played and surprisingly feel-good, in the best sense of the word."[7]

Time Out New York's David Fear only gave the film 2 stars feeling that the film "has too much hipness, too little heart."[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Here and There at Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 2010-05-30.
  2. ^ http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=main&id=hereandthere.htm
  3. ^ Cyndi Lauper shares screen with husband on washingtonpost.com
  4. ^ http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/here_and_there//
  5. ^ Ronnie Schieb (2009-04-23). "Here and There". RBI, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  6. ^ Kevin Thomas (2010-05-21). "Movie Review: 'Here and There' is a touching spot". Tribune. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  7. ^ Natasha Senjanovic. "Here and There -- Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  8. ^ David Fear. "Here and There". Time Out New York. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 

External links[edit]

Awards
New title Serbian Oscar of Popularity
The Movie of the Year

2009
Succeeded by
Montevideo, Bog te video!