The Distance
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    The Distance

    La distancia

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    80 min

    • Russian

    Sci-fi, Thriller

    THE DISTANCE is the story of a robbery that combines suspense with science fiction, using touched of surreal humour to reach an intriguing and subversive film commitment.



    Michal Lagosz
    Alberto Martínez
    Jinson Añazco
    Roland Olbeter
    Fx Vidi Vidal
    Sergio Caballero
    Marc Gómez del Moral
    Martí Roca
    Pedro Alcalde
    Sergio Caballero


    Catalan prankster's second bizarro provocation confirms the unhinged singularity of his comic vision.

    Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

    Sergio Caballero

    Sergio Caballero


    You literally have to lose your senses and bring together different elements in a spontaneous manner, constantly testing it for taste so as to find out the perfect blend... Making a film is like cooking.

    Sergio Caballero’s (1974, Spain) creativity and artistic restlessness has manifested itself across many fields, such as the composition of electronic music, visual and conceptual art and films. He is founder and co-director of Sónar as well as the art director of its ever-controversial campaigns. Sónar is a festival held in Barcelona since 1994. A pioneer in format and content, the festival combines entertainment with art, delving into new trends in music, creativity and technology. In the mid-1980s, Caballero co-founded the conceptual art group ‘Los Rinos’ focused on the graffiti circle and then on painting actions, video performance and more. In the visual arts, Caballero has had individual exhibitions. His most recent, ‘Abstraction in the Stable’, is a re-take on academic, abstract expressionism in painting and shares authorship with a Dutch horse. Since 2004 he has worked with the composer Pedro Alcalde on a series of musical pieces for the dance choreographer Nacho Duato, now artistic director of the Staatsballett Berlin. As a film director, FINISTERRAE was his first feature-length film and was awarded a Hivos Tiger Award at the 2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Best Film at the Ars Independent in Katowice and has been selected for more than sixty festivals worldwide. His second film THE DISTANCE and the short film ANCHA ES CASTILLA / N’IMPORTE QUOI were both presented at the 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam and screened at several international festivals around the world. His short film JE TE TIENS (2019) had its world premiere at Directors’ Fortnight.

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