10,000 KM (Long Distance)


Rafael 2 Thu, Oct 9, 2014 8:45 PM
Sequoia 1 Sat, Oct 11, 2014 2:45 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
¡Viva el Cine!
Running Time:99
Director:Carlos Marques-Marcet
Producer:Tono Folguera
Sergi Moreno
Jana Diaz Juhl
Screenwriter:Clara Roquet
Cinematographer:Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
Editor:Juliana Montanes
Cast:Natalia Tena
David Verdaguer


FOCUS: ¡VIVA EL CINE! Sergi and Alex (Game of Thrones’ Natalie Tena), a striking young couple living together in Barcelona, are ready to take their passionate love affair to the next level when 10,000 kilometers suddenly come between them. Alex has been offered a year-long, all-expenses-paid artist’s residency in Los Angeles. Sergi, hesitant at first, encourages Alex to follow her dream, leaving them with only one way to bridge the divide: digital. As the days roll by, Skype acts as savior, and we witness the happy, painful, and revelatory process of a long-distance relationship sustained-and reinvented-through the ether. At first plunging us into the most intimate moments of a couple’s life, 10,000 KM then mediates our experience, as it does theirs, through texts, video chats, and social media updates, probing the nature of technology and connection while it chronicles the story of a young couple separated not only by distance, but also dreams and desires.


Additional Information

Born in Barcelona, Spain, Carlos Marques-Marcet started developing his unique voice at an early age. His second short film, A munt i a vall (The Mountain and the Valley) was awarded the INJUVE Young Creators Award and his third earned him an invitation to an exclusive workshop with legendary filmmakers Abbas Kiarostami and Victor Erice, and also to the Berlinale Talent Campus at age 19. His fourth film Udols, was selected 2008’s Best Short Film by renowned “Cahiers de Cinema”. After his debut feature documentary, De Pizarros y Atahualpas (About Pizarros and Atahualpas), an honest look at the contradictions in contemporary Peru, earned him a prestigious La Caixa scholarship, Marques-Marquet moved to Los Angeles in order to study at UCLA’s Master of Fine Arts program. In the U.S., Marques-Marcet has completed many short films including I’ll Be Alone (Los Angeles International Latino Film Festival, HBO New York Latino International Film Festvial, Beijing International Film Festival) and Yellow Ribbon, which received among many other awards, a DGA recognition.