Here (2011 film)

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Directed by Braden King
Written by Braden King
Dani Valent
Starring Ben Foster
Lubna Azabal
Music by Boxhead Ensemble
Cinematography Lol Crawley
Edited by Nat Sanders
Distributed by Strand Releasing
Release date
  • January 2011 (2011-01) (Sundance Film Festival)
  • April 13, 2012 (2012-04-13) (United States)
Running time
126 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Here is a 2011 American drama adventure film directed by Braden King who also co-wrote the movie with Dani Valent. The film stars Ben Foster and Lubna Azabal.


Will Shepard (Foster), a solitary young man who lives in the San Francisco bay area, travels to Armenia to undertake a mapping survey in the rural areas of the country to confirm ground features and coordinates with GPS satellite data. There he meets Gadarine Nazarian (Azabal), a spirited Armenian ex-pat and professional photographer, who has returned home to face family issues. She decides to accompany Will on his journey, acting as his interpreter, while taking photographs too. They fall in love as they wander the countryside. Their affair lasts several days, but he has to move on.


The film was shot on location in Armenia.[1]


Here garnered mixed to positive reviews currently holding a 77% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 13 reviews.[2] Stephen Holden of The New York Times said of the film, "Here, filmed by Lol Crowley, is still a stunner. Flawed as it is, I admire it immensely."[3]

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ ""Here" Director Braden King". Filmmaker Magazine. 2011-01-28. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  2. ^ "Here". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  3. ^ Holden, Stephen (12 April 2012). "Braden King's 'Here' Raises Questions of Philosophy – Loving, and Maybe Exploiting, Armenia". Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Here: Awards and Honors". 
  5. ^ "Lol Crowley: Nominated for Best Cinematography". Spirit Awards. 

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