You Are Here
Directed by Daniel Cockburn | USA | 2010 | 78min
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Brainy, inventive and playful, YOU ARE HERE is the fascinating debut feature from accomplished video artist Daniel Cockburn. Calling to mind the cerebral surrealism of Charlie Kaufman, the cool absurdism of Samuel Beckett and the playfulness of Dr. Seuss, Cockburn has created his own unique and compelling style. YOU ARE HERE melds a series of intriguing and smartly crafted narratives that arise from a string of bizarre experiments. Office workers at a mysterious call centre inexplicably track the movements of several urbanites. An archivist opens a puzzling inquiry into her selfcreated library of found documents. A scientist constructs a working-model scenario for “what to do if they shove Chinese writing under the door.” Cockburn’s characters seem to be trapped in thought experiments of their own making, which is a large part of the fun. Offering a captivating commentary on our modern-day existence, indicting technology and its unyielding influence, this whip-smart brain-teaser signals an exciting new talent. This is his directorial debut. - Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo / Toronto International Film Festival
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