Screening & Live Event
Distances (Les Distàncies / Las Distancias)

Part of Panorama Europe 2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room

With director Elena Trapé in person for discussion after the film

U.S. premiere

Presented by Instituto Cervantes New York
Spain. Dir. Elena Trapé. 2018, 99 mins. Digital projection. In Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles. With Miki Esparbe, Alexandra Jimenez, Isak Ferriz. Chillier in tone than The Big Chill, Elena Trapé’s film about a surprise visit by a group of Spanish friends to celebrate the 35th birthday of their friend Comas, who is living in Berlin, is a reunion film in a decidedly minor key that is suffused with the texture of life as it is really lived. None of the friends are exactly where they want to be, and secrets, regrets, and resentments simmer just below the surface. As downbeat as it is, the film always feels refreshingly vital, due to Trapé’s attention to nuance and atmosphere, and to the raw and realistic performances by a great ensemble cast that give this finely wrought fiction the feeling of documentary.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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