Poster of the Week: indie romance drama HERE

Boy I haven’t done a poster post in ages, nor have I paid Impawards site a visit recently. But a couple nights ago I came across this gorgeous poster of Ben Foster’s upcoming romance drama HERE. I first saw the trailer over at Castor’s post last week and the story appeals to me. It’s rare to see a full-on romance that isn’t a rom-com or something dark and depressing these days.

I love the unconventional layout of this poster, and the shot and colors have that dreamy, melancholic feel. It seems to suggest that the movie will be well-photographed of Armenia as it was shot on location.

Here’s the premise:

Cartographer Will Shepard hits the road for his latest job: to create a new, more accurate satellite survey of Armenia. During his assignment, he forms a bond with an Armenian expatriate and art photographer.

I quite like Ben Foster, I think he’s one of today’s brightest young actors. I first saw him in a small role in X-Men 3 and then in 3:30 to Yuma, both of which showed what he’s capable of. I haven’t seen him in a drama so I’m looking forward to seeing what he’d do with that. He kinds of reminds me of Ryan Gosling when he was doing The Notebook, but I kind of like Foster more as he’s still somewhat obscure (for now anyway).

This is also Braden King’s feature film debut and it’s been previewed in 2011 Sundance and Berlin Film Festival. One of the Sundance reviews praised the film, “Visually sumptuous and with areal literary beauty in both its narrative structure and dialogue…” Sounds like one of those films where the location is almost a character in itself.

Will this be a journey worth taking? I’d be willing to give it a try if it ever comes to my neck of the woods.


What do you think folks? Does this movie appeal to you?

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31 thoughts on “Poster of the Week: indie romance drama HERE

      1. todayiwatchedamovie

        Me too! That’s actually why I noticed it. (plus I’m guilty of using it myself on my own blog’s title)

        1. Haha! Bebas is usually my go-to font if I want something to have a headliney feel to it. It’s a great looking all caps font!

          (I’m guilty of liking the odd font geek out ;))

  1. I like that quote from LA weekly at the top: “Vital, gorgeous, cerebral, and deeply passionate. Its the road trip romance reinvented, remapped.”

  2. yaykisspurr

    Hi! I love that poster too, actually the alternate HERE poster is also quite beautiful (from your link)…I’d love to own both. The movie sounds good too…I love Ben Foster so sign me up! I don’t get to see rom-coms much…no one I know likes them 😦 Cute post…Cheers!

    1. Oh yeah, that other one is cool too, but what I like about this one is the unusual layout with the photo set on the left side. It’s off kilter but yet still has a sense of balance that’s very pleasing to the eye.

  3. Ted S.

    As you may or maynot know, I’m not a fan of Ben Foster. He’s doesn’t have much acting cababliities beside looking piss off or depress. I know a lot of bloggers tends to like him but he’s not an actor I care much about.

    This movie does sound interesting but again Mr. Foster is in it so I may have to pass.

    1. Oh I think I remember you said this about Ben a while ago. Ahah, he does have that grim disposition, but I think he’s a good actor. It’s ok if you don’t like him though. I mean, we can’t all like the same people. I know everyone seems to adore Jeremy Renner and I’m the only one who goes, ‘what’s the fuss??’ I like him a teeeny bit in MI:4 but I think ’cause I just like that movie overall.

  4. that evil PLAYLIST trashed the film quite seriously. I’m not sure I’m liking the actress, but you know I’m not the one to miss a love story 🙂 I have a nice French love trailer for GOODBYE FIRST LOVE today at my place, actually.

    1. Ah well, what else is new. They’re always trashing something they disagree with.

      I’ll check out that trailer Dezzy, thanks for the heads up.

      1. Paula

        i’ve been wanting to see that for a while but I’m going through this phase where I avoid anything like that. It happens when I get overwhelmed by everything going on in the world.

        1. Oh I know, it’s a tough watch. I actually didn’t even want to see it as I’m so against such procedure. It’s really a cautionary tale why people should NEVER play God. We just don’t have His wisdom.

  5. I do like the poster! It’s very appealing. But I saw the trailer a little while ago myself too, and, like Castor, I will give this one a pass. It doesn’t look that great to me.

    It’s too bad too. Because I like the poster quite a bit.

  6. Gorgeous poster and think Ben Foster’s a great underrated bit of talent, but think I’ll end up skipping this in the cinema and wait for the small screen release. Looks interesting, but not interesting enough for me.

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