10,000 km stars Natalia Tena and David Verdaguer as the heartbreakingly real couple in Marques-Marcet’s compelling story of love stretched to the limit, now on DVD/VOD.
Long Distanceby Mark Wilshin
CAUTION: Here be spoilers
With an awe-inspiring opening scene and fantastic performances from its two leads Natalia Tena and David Verdaguer, Carlos Marques-Marcet’s 10,000 km is an authentic love story of a couple struggling to cope with a long-distance relationship, when photographer Alex leaves crisis-struck Barcelona for a year in Los Angeles. Shot in long takes and a magisterial camera, 10,000 km also plays with modern technology – as we watch Alex and Sergi Skype and text – simultaneously committed to sharing their experiences fully with each other, but also terrorised by the time difference, their discordant rhythms, and their computers’ all-seeing eyes. While 10,000 km loses some of its urgency when the two lovers are apart, it remains nevertheless a poignant and desperately authentic tale of love put to the test.
10,000 km screened at the 58th BFI London Film Festival and is released on DVD and VOD on 5 November 2018 together with Anchor & Hope.