Director: Braden King
"Packs an unexpectedly powerful emotional punch. It's the road-trip romance reinvented, remapped." - Village Voice
Will Shepard (Ben Foster, The Messenger, MIFF 2010) is a cartographer travelling through Armenia, investigating the accuracy, or 'truth', of the ground as mapped by satellites above. Meeting Gadarine (Lubna Azabel, Paradise Now, MIFF 2005), a photographer returning to her country of birth to explore her attachment to it, he falls in love and the two begin their own journey into different kinds of unexplored terrain.
Co-scripted with Melbourne writer Dani Valent and expanded from a multimedia work shown at both Sundance and MoMA, King's film exists to blur boundaries; it is at once a travelogue drama that diverts into periods of lush experimentation, a fleeting romance, and an exploration of our ability to be lost and found.
Branden King is a guest of the Festival.
D Braden King P Braden King, Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy S Braden King, Dani Valent Dist Madman Entertainment L English, Armenian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2011