The Longest Distance (La distancia más larga)


Year: 2013
Run Time: 113 minutes

Caracas is an urban nightmare, with its traffic chaos and sudden violence. Lucas, age ten, lives with his parents in a strained relationship, not realizing their divorce is pending. When his mother is brutally murdered, distraught Lucas finds papers indicating she was about to reunite with her estranged mother Martina in the remote Gran Sabana region, where the family has a vacation home. Lucas runs away, taking a bus on the long journey and hoping to meet his grandmother. Meanwhile, Grandmother Martina makes her way to Gran Sabana from Spain. Dying of cancer, she wishes to end her life in those mountains, where her husband disappeared years ago. THE LONGEST DISTANCE is a beautiful and touching film that speaks bluntly about the journey of life and death, about letting go of bitter feelings so we can shorten the emotional distance between us. It’s about freedom of choice and second chances in life. A brilliant performance by Spanish actress Carme Elías as Martina. (In Spanish with subtitles) —B.B.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 6:45 PM
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Friday, March 28, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Cinema en Español
Women of the World

Recommended for High School +

ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

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Principal Cast
Carme Elías, Omar Moya, Alec Whaite, Iván Tamayo, Isabel Rocatti, Marcos Moreno, Malena González, Beatriz Vázquez, Alberto Rowinsky, José Roberto Díaz

Director Bio
Claudia Pinto Emperador was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She studied filmmaking and has directed everything from advertisement campaigns to documentaries. In 2002 she crossed continents and now directs television in Spain.

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