A mother-son reunion leads them to confront forgotten relationships.
After working overseas for seven years, a mother returns home to her son. The abrupt reunion forces the pair to face up to their estranged relationship.
Erlinda de Jesus, Dexter Paul de Jesus, Blenda Calinaya, Drexler Jaramel
DIRECTOR Dexter Paul de Jesus
SCREENWRITER Dexter Paul de Jesus
PRODUCER Drexler Jaramel
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Drexler Jaramel
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Dexter Paul de Jesus
MUSIC SCORER David Fesliyan
EDITOR Dexter Paul de Jesus
SOUND DESIGN Dexter Paul de Jesus
PRODUCTION DESIGNER Dexter Paul de Jesus
The film’s conception revolves around the filmmaker’s frustration during the days of the lockdown implementation. The devices used are a blend of live-action and animation, creating a concept of alienation between the characters and their environment which represents a particularity to the narrative’s personas.
With the film’s nuances, Distance presents the difficulties faced by families of migrant laborers during the pandemic, particularly the lack of physical and emotional expressions of familiality.