TOMAS CHOC, a widowed farmer from Guatemala’s highlands, has been searching for his daughter ever since she was kidnapped as a baby during the country’s civil war. When, after 20 years, he receives word that she is alive, he sets out on a journey cross country to meet her. Gently, beautifully observed and subtly ingenious in its evocation of the horrors of the past, this is an immensely moving and emotionally satisfying film.
(75mins) | Guatemala
Guatemala Maya Quiche, Spanish with English subtitles
Sergio Ramirez is from Guatemala. His first films were the short Hoy Si and the documentary Resistir para Vivir, Resistir para Avanzar. He also worked as the assistant director and editor of the documentaries Norman and Si Hubo Genocidio by Julio Hernandez. Distance is his first feature-length narrative film.