The Hollywood Reporter, May 14, 2010

"Elegantly minimalistic, superbly played and surprisingly feel-good, in the best sense of the word." Read the full review here


Los Angeles Times, May 21, 2010

"Lungulov's touch is delicate, even piercingly so, and his direction of actors, especially Thornton and Karanovic, is beautifully nuanced." Read the full review here


Village Voice, May 11, 2010

"unexpectedly sublime, like the odd intimacy of wearing gifted pajamas and a friendship forged over a two-liter of beer" by Eric Hynes.” Read the full review here


LA Weekly, May 20, 2010

“unexpectedly sublime, like the odd intimacy of wearing gifted pajamas, and a friendship forged over a two-liter beer.” Read the full review here


The New York Times, May 14, 2010

like slivovitz, it sneaks up on you.” Read the full review here


Film Journal, May 13, 2010

"Serbian-born writer-director Darko Lungulov makes the most of a good idea and a miniscule production budget." Read the full review here


Campus Circle, May 21, 2010

“Here and There is minimalist storytelling at its best, letting the situation and the visual transitions between New York City and post-war Serbia speak for themselves. At the very least, this is a love story, but beneath that is the need for everyone to find a sense of place, whether it’s a country or a person.” Read the full review here


The Buffalo News, May 21, 2010

“Directed by a young Serbian filmmaker named Darko Lungulov with poise and humor, it captures everything about New York and what it means to the world, that the more big budget, overproduced fare misses.” Read the full review here


Meet at the gate, May 8, 2010

“In Tamo i Ovde, Darko Lungulov shines a new light on Belgrade that has little do with politics or war, but with humanity, community, friendship and simple pleasures, while at the same time casting a rare critical eye on the cold, competitive and corrupt metropolis of New York. It’s a touching film with interesting angles, often very funny and my favourite of 2010 so far.” Read the full review here


Moving Pictures Magazine, May, 2010

Lungulov, himself a Serbian immigrant who worked as a mover while studying film at City College of New York, has crafted a lovely movie driven by emotion rather than plot. His script slips effectively from moment to moment while little action actually takes place onscreen. Instead, Lungulov uses the scant 90-minute run time to create mood. Read the full review here


The Radish Press, May 22, 2010

“Here and There is a story about growth and cultural commonalities. Given recent immigration laws that have passed, aimed primarily at Latino/as, Here and There has a much larger impact and illustrates the fact that we are all immigrants and at times strangers even in our own homes, and at home in another land. Here and There is also a reminder that stories can be told simply and with subtlety. It is not about the budget or special effects, but how the story unfolds.” Read the full review here


Cinema Without Borders, May, 2010

“Nothing in Here and There feels forced. It uplifts without being overly sentimental and perhaps we, like Robert, could benefit from a cinematic change of scenery and seeing ourselves through another’s eyes.” Read the full review here

  GreenCine Daily

Lungulov's dramedy is built upon a dangerously-close-to-formulaic premise that quickly blazes a unique path. With its near sprightly pace and remarkably strong performances, Here and There is a rom-com for the love-is-dead crowd, a subversive and clandestine example of an overly familiar genre.

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  Variety critic RONNIE SCHEIB
  From the review:
"Serbian helmer Darko Lungulov tracks two strangers in two strange lands in his first fiction outing, "Here and There," contrasting the adventures of an enterprising young Belgrade native in New York with the discoveries of an aging down-and-out New Yorker in Belgrade. Laid-back character study accrues small epiphanies with patient care, its mordant Eastern European humor tempered by a gentler sense of postwar absurdity, with vet actress Mirjana Karanovic supplying a serene wryness. Slight, extremely likable pic, a sly variant on recent immigrant movies like "The Visitor" and "Goodbye Solo," has an outside chance at arthouse play before cable beckons." Read the full review here.
  “Two Early Tribeca Film Fest Picks”
by: Kurt Loder MTV

“Here and There,” a deadpan romantic comedy by Serbian director Darko Lungulov defy genre pigeonholing , will be stirring up appreciative buzz over the course of the 12-day festival.
The picture takes small, surprising turns that remind you how much a director can accomplish with little more than an original sensibility and some fine actors. David Thornton, playing a character whose alienation from the world sometimes borders on autism, anchors the movie through the subtlest of means – even his haystack haircut has things to tell us. For reasons almost entirely mercurial, it’s a mesmerizing performance.

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  Here and There amongst Ten Films To Watch at the ‘09 Tribeca Fest by Howard Feinstein
(Screen International writer) Indie Wire
  From the review:
"Serbian filmmaker Darko Lungulov has lived in both urban locales and, without romanticizing, beautifully captures their textures, intercutting the footage so gracefully that the cities almost meld into one." Read the full review here.

  FireFox News—Peter Gutierrez’s review ran with artwork
  From the review:
With a well-deserved slot in the festival's Narrative Competition category, Darko Lungulov's new film is a gem of a romantic comedy—even though for much its runtime you can't really tell that it belongs in that genre...
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  SHOWBIZ 411 “Serbs, They Like to Have Fun”
by:Roger Friedman

“Here and There” is kind of an indie tour de force—it may be the sleeper of the Tribeca Fest. It’s natural and honest, with exquisite pacing. Thornton is top notch, as are all the Serbian actors surrounding him including Mirjana Karanovic—apparently a famous Serbian movie star—who plays his middle aged love interest in a style reminiscent of Susan Sarandon.

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