READ MORE: Watch: Natalia Tena and David Verdaguer Try Long Distance Love in ‘10,000 KM’ Trailer
Carlos Marques-Marcet’s “10,000 KM” premiered at last year’s SXSW, winning over plenty of audience members in the process, as the feature thoughtfully tracks the stressful long distance relationship between two intercontinental lovers. The film marks the director’s feature-length directorial debut, and Marques-Marcet’s understanding of the troubles that can befall love and the lengths people go through to maintain it seems profound.
The film follows Alex (Natalia Tena) and Sergi (David Verdaguer) during a year-long separation, trying to make their romance work as Alex is in LA pursuing her photography career and Sergi remains behind in Barcelona. In the clip, Alex needs to apologize, utilizing the wonderful video chat function that technology has granted us, which undoubtedly eases the burden of long distance. It’s a fantastically compassionate moment, one that almost feels intrusive to watch based on the sincerity of the filmmaking and acting.
“10,000 KM” will hit theaters on July 10. Watch the exclusive clip above and try not to tear up.