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  • Summary: You Are Here is a borgesian fantasy composed of multiple worlds, circling and weaving around each other in always-unexpected ways. at the centre of this narrative labyrinth is a reclusive woman
    who searches for meaning in the mysterious documents that keep appearing to her. her
    investigation begins when she finds a tape recording of a man giving a bizarre lecture: calming
    and sinister at the same time, he instructs how to “get where you need to go”. is this a random find, or a message to her? another strange document presents itself, and another… swiftly her home becomes an archive brimming with enigmatic texts, images and sounds. she forms deep connections with the people contained in these documents -- the lecturer, a prisoner, an inventor -- each of them, like her, struggling with the unknowable laws of their own worlds. but the organized becomes the organizer when her meticulous system turns on her; the archive is a trickster threatening to pull her mind apart. As realities collapse and intersect around her, she must make a final choice: is she a free agent, or just a tool of the archive? (Scythia Films)
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 75
    Smart, anxious and weirdly funny, the first feature from Toronto video artist Daniel Cockburn connects a series of scenarios that gradually begin to loop into each other.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    May 8, 2012
    70
    Overlapping story threads, voices, and imagery result in an atmosphere of disquieting psychological confusion.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    May 10, 2012
    60
    Moments of insight flare like fireflies and disappear, whether from underfinancing or overambition is unclear. Either way, this maddening mind game is likely to be more enthusiastically received in philosophy classrooms than in the multiplex.
  4. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    May 11, 2012
    50
    Some will find the film compelling, but underneath the riddles it's basically a self-important proclamation of "who the hell knows?"