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YOU ARE HERE

Canada, 2010 (MIFF 2011, International Panorama)

Director: Daniel Cockburn

YOU ARE HERE

"[You Are Here] offers a series of episodes that slide over one another like a palimpsest... That tingle in your frontal lobe means that it's working." - Cinema Scope

When a reclusive woman (the late Tracy Wright) discovers a mysterious recording, she begins unpicking an impossibly complex mystery. After discovering a man who cannot inhabit the same body for more than a few seconds, a crowd of people called Allan being forced to move around the city by office drones, and an experimenter who has constructed a working model of the human mind, she begins to realise that the physical evidence she has gathered may itself be trying to outsmart her.

An ambitious meta-detective story, this debut feature from Daniel Cockburn is a labyrinthine brain teaser and philosophical puzzle that will turn your mind completely inside out.

D/S Daniel Cockburn P Daniel Bekerman, Daniel Cockburn WS Insomnia WS HD Cam/2010

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