Braden King takes us on an exotic tour of Armenia (and a further excursion into Nagorno-Karabakh), while following a developing romance. With a devotion to landscape visible in every shot, King ably weaves an emotional voyage in the road movie genre.
An American cartographer and veteran of many trips to remote corners of the world meets an expatriate Armenian photographer who is on a voyage of rediscovery in her country of origin. Their chance encounter sparks an immediate connection. Impulsively, they decide to continue their expedition into the wild Armenian countryside in each other’s company. The changing landscape moving past the windows of their tattered jeep, mile after mile, provides a fitting atmosphere for the feelings evolving between Will and Gadarina. They discover one another, but also themselves, as they face the challenges of an untamed region and make encounters along the way.
Berlin IFF 2011 – nagroda C.I.C.A.E. / C.I.C.A.E. award
Director Braden King was born in Cherry Point, North Carolina in 1971. He studied film in Los Angeles, after which he focused on documentary filmmaking. In 1998, together with fellow director and cinematographer Laura Moya, King released his first full-length documentary, which chronicled changing social conditions in the Aleutian Islands and screened at a series of festivals. The director has worked on numerous commercials, music videos and video installations with recording artists such as Sonic Youth, Tortoise, Dirty Three and Brokeback. Here is King’s fiction film debut.
1998 Dutch Harbor: Where the Sea Breaks Its Back (współreż., dok. / co-dir., doc.)
2005 Looking for a Thrill: An Anthology of Inspiration (wideo, dok. / video, doc.)
2010 Homeland: The Story of the Lark (wideo, dok. / video, doc.)
2011 Tylko tu / Here