45th edition 27 January - 7 February 2016

La distanciaBF-2014 
The Distance

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A performance artist is being held in a deserted Siberian power station following the unexpected death of his oligarch patron. Dryly comic surrealism (with an attractive soundtrack and three telepathic dwarves) from Tiger Award winner Caballero. Nominated for The Big Screen Award.

A heist film unlike any you've ever seen. In his second film (following his debut Finisterrae which won a Tiger Award in 2011), Sergio Caballero plays fast and loose with all the laws of genre filmmaking. The ‘distance’ in the title is the ultimate MacGuffin - the term coined by Hitchcock for the thing the characters are pursuing, but which for the audience is completely meaningless.
The fact that everyone communicates by telepathy enables Caballero to ‘speak’ a lingua franca made up of many different languages: from the Russian of the dwarves and the guard, to the German of the artist and the Chinese of the guard with the brazier.
Caballero is one of the creative forces behind the SONAR sound festival, and this is noticeable not only in the film’s atmospheric soundtrack but also in its structure, which seems to follow the laws of musical composition rather rather than of the traditional narrative. Inimitable and intriguing. See also Ancha es Castilla/N'importe quoi in Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films.

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Spain 2014
DirectorSergio Caballero
ProducerSergio Caballero
 Ibon Cormenzana
 Sónar / Advanced Music and Multimedia Art
 Arcadia Motion Pictures
SalesSónar / Advanced Music and Multimedia Art
ScenarioSergio Caballero
CastMichal Lagosz
 Alberto Martínez
 Jinson Añazco
 Roland Olbeter
 Fx Vidi Vidal
PhotographyMarc Gómez del Moral
EditorMartí Roca
Production designJordi Picazos
Sound designPedro Alcalde
MusicPedro Alcalde, Sergio Caballero
Film formatDCP
2014 Bright Future World premiere
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