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WORLD NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION

HERE AND THERE

Directed by Darko Lungulov
FEATURE NARRATIVE 90 Minutes International Premiere
FILM GUIDE HERE AND THERE

Meet Robert. He's miserable, middle-aged, out of work, and evicted. When he meets young immigrant Branko, Robert gets an opportunity to score some quick cash: journey to Serbia, marry Branko's girlfriend so she can get a visa, and collect five grand. With a few hundred dollars as down payment, Robert hops a plane to Belgrade and is deposited at the apartment of Olga, Branko's gracious and comely mother. While Branko tries desperately to scrape together the rest of the money in New York, Robert finds Olga's company revitalizing.

Writer/director Darko Lungulov examines the feeling of being a fish out of water in both his home country of Serbia and his adopted New York, where he lived for more than a decade. Lungulov balances two tones in his two storylines—the breath-of-fresh-air sensation in Serbia plays even stronger against the endless frustrating setbacks in New York. Being in chaotic Belgrade is a shot in the arm for a cynical, seen-it-all New Yorker, and actor David Thornton has Robert evolve physically from scruffy and sunken to more clean-cut and pert during the course of his stay. As Branko, meanwhile, Branislav Trifunovic embodies the mix of hope and fear that fills an immigrant trying to carve out his place in a new land.

Drama, Comedy
About the Director(s)
Darko Lungulov (b. 1963, Belgrade, Serbia) moved to New York City in 1991, where he obtained a BFA in film from City College of New York. From 1997 to 2003 Darko was a documentary filmmaker-in-residence and media studies faculty member at the Ross Institute in East Hampton. In 2003 he moved back to Serbia and started a freelance career. His 2004 doc Escape screened at numerous festivals and won the Audience Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
Special Note

Winner: Best New York Narrative.
As a result, this film will screen two additional times on
Sunday, May 3: 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
For tickets, click here.


Film Info
  • Section:
    World Narrative Feature Competition
  • Year:
    2009
  • Length:
    90 minutes
  • Language:
    English, Serbian
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    International
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Primary Cast:
    David Thornton, Mirjana Karanovic, Branislav Trifunovic, Cyndi Lauper, Jelena Mrdja, Antone Pagan
  • Director:
    Darko Lungulov
  • Screenwriter:
    Darko Lungulov
  • Producers:
    Darko Lungulov, Djordjije Lekovic, Vladan Nikolic
  • Director of Photography:
    Mathias Schöningh
  • Editor:
    Dejan Urosevic
  • Production Designers:
    Phill Bucelatto, Marija Jocic, Ivana Nikolic
  • Costume Designers:
    Zora Mojsilovic, Laura Schwartz
  • Original Music:
    Dejan Pejovic

Contacts
  • Sales Contact
    Darko Lungulov
    Kino Kamera
    Visnjiceva 17/4a #5 Belgrade, 11 000
    Phone: +38 1 112 620 904
    darkolun@gmail.com
  • Press Contact
    George Lekovic
    Kino Kamera
    240 East 29th Street New York, NY 10016
    Phone: 212 213 2930
    george@kinokamera.com
  • Sales Contact
    Darko Lungulov
    Kino Kamera
    Visnjiceva 17/4a #5 Belgrade, 11 000
    Phone: +38 1 112 620 904
    darkolun@gmail.com
  • Press Contact
    George Lekovic
    Kino Kamera
    240 East 29th Street New York, NY 10016
    Phone: 212 213 2930
    george@kinokamera.com

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