THE DISTANCE OF TIME
LA DISTANCIA DEL TIEMPO
In a Peruvian city corroded by an eternal and indifferent winter, an androgynous man with indigenous roots faces a future without his lover, who suffers from an unknown disease.
This is the force of identity overcoming the silent oppression of a city and its inhabitants. A story that encounters sorrow and love as the sea gently touches the shore in the distance.
I believe in cinema as a form of power; a voice that goes beyond silence and darkness. Because, in those places where it is least expected, there is hope. This film seeks to be a call to togetherness, a means to acknowledge the emptiness we carry inside, and above all, to understand the weight of our existence within the end of life.
Cast: Carlos Caycho, Juan Dávila, Lidia Quispe, Ginno Paul Melgar, Pepito
Director, producer, and screenwriter: Carlos Ormeño Palma
Line Producer: Pedro Iturria
Sound: Patricio Lagos Bustamante
Sound Design: Abel Castro
Director of Photography: Carlos Ormeño Palma
Music: Fil Uno and Kintu Canela
Production Design: Carlos Flores
Editors: Carlos Ormeño Palma, Inti Briones and Melina León
Associate Producers: Sensual Trip and La Mula Producciones
Production Company: La Fiebre Films
Running time: 19 minutes
Specs: DCP | B&W and Color | 4K | 5.1 - Stereo
29° Raindance Film Festival (World Premiere)
68° International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Germany)
40° Festival Internacional Cinematográfico del Uruguay
14° Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival (Greece)
13° Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (India)
5º Nova Frontier Film Festival and Lab (USA)
19° OutFestPerú International LGBT Film Festival (Peru)
21° Dokufest Documentary and Short Film Festival (Kosovo)
14° International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (India)
17° Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (Georgia)
40° Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ Int. Film Festival - Best Narrative Short (USA)
5° Reaktor Film Festival (Austria)
7° Kinenova International Film Festival (Macedonia)
9° Trujillo Film Festival - Best Short Film (Peru)
45° Mill Valley Film Festival (USA)
27° Canberra Short Film Festival (Australia)
6° Still Voices Film Festival (Ireland)
73° Montecatini International Short Film Festival (Italy)
2° Hanan Film Festival (Peru)
31° Euroshorts Young Filmmakers Film Festival (Poland)
9° Transcinema International Film Festival (Peru)
20° Bogoshorts Short Film Festival (Colombia)
5° Piura Short Film Festival - Honorable Mention (Peru)
Pawel Wieszczecinski | Kinoscope
"A film full of tenderness and truth"
Florian Weghorn | Berlinale Talents
"The slipstream of memory
in a moving tale of loss and love"
Sterling Hedgpeth | Mill Valley Film Festival
"Enlightens the strength of identity"
Susana Bessa | Ípsilon Público Jornal
"An affecting work buoyed
by its exceptional filmmaking"
Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ Film Festival
"Powerful, moving and challenging short
in all the best ways"
Danny Moltrasi | Raindance Film Festival
"A Peruvian somber elegiac"
Gary M. Kramer | San Francisco Bay Times
"It stands in for the inarticulacy
brought on by grief"
Peter Wong | Beyond Chron
"For addressing life and death in a love story told in a poetic language"
Alejandro Legaspi, Gianfranco Quatrinni, Sonia Rodríguez
Trujillo Film Festival Jury