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An obsessive, self-styled "Archivist" roams the city collecting strange objects and documents. Each of the documents is an artifact from a distinct but parallel world; a map from a corporation whose only purpose is to track the whereabouts of its employees, a video made by a scientist who forgot that he was the subject of his own experiment, an artificial eye that allows people to see a common vision... When these other worlds begin to undermine the stability of her own, she is forced to leave the safety of her archive and trace the disturbance to its source. -- (C) Official Site
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Moments of insight flare like fireflies and disappear, whether from underfinancing or overambition is unclear."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Meticulously conceived, shot and edited, it's Cockburn's first feature after a string of well-received shorts, and it's quite the calling card."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"It is tough going at stages, but contains some splendid ideas."
‑ Rhett Bartlett, Dial M For Movies
"Cockburn is inviting us into his head, to think about the things he never stops thinking about. It's kind of nice in there."
‑ Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto
"Overlapping story threads, voices, and imagery result in an atmosphere of disquieting psychological confusion."
‑ Nick Schager, Village Voice
"It all feels as though a dash of the surreal has been woven into moments of banal human experience to see how far reality bends before it snaps."
‑ James Bradshaw, Globe and Mail
"Some will find the film compelling, but underneath the riddles it's basically a self-important proclamation of "who the hell knows?""
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
"A non-narrative, abstract meditation on the processes of the mind that is intellectually stimulating, as well as charming and playful."
‑ Virginie SÚlavy, Electric Sheep
"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."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"A twisted exegesis on the dissolution of identity, the disappearance of will, and, eventually, the loss of mind."
‑ Chris Chang, Film Comment Magazine
"If one definition of an "art film" is that you still have no idea what's going on halfway through, then You Are Here is definitely an art film, so successfully does it defy one's need for things to make sense."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
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