Very honest and savagely realistic take on relationships and how being in love with someone can encourage childish behaviour. There were moments when I thought that the concept was being stretched thin over its running time but the final scene is devestating and expertly played.
Maybe a little too long, at times it drags on but I guess that was the exact purpose, to parallel the rythm of their relationship. It can get pretty heteronormative and cheesy at some parts, naturally, but the general feeling I got was that of a sincere portrait of love today, this is an even cruder "Before Sunset".
Long distance relationships kinda suck is the motto it seems. Skype/social media doesn't lesson the tyranny of distance. Maybe it intensifies it somehow. Natalia Tena is remarkable to watch to the point where someone viewing her performance might feel captivated to the point of a feeling of intrusiveness. Young love also is volatile. Rephotographs also enters into the film as a theme as well.
Long takes are paradoxical for me. The theory is the longer you hold on to a take, the more invested the audience becomes in the story. This film begins with a 20 minute single take but I found myself getting distracted because I was anticipating when they were was going to be a cut and how will the rest of the story hold up after setting such an expectation.
Excelente ejercicio cinematográfico cuya tensión dramática que se sostiene a través del diálogo de una pareja (sólo dos actores). Me parece extraordinaria la manera en que el director hace uso de los recursos narrativos para tele-transportarnos de Barcelona a Los Ángeles -y de regreso- en un ejercicio de verdadera virtualidad.
The storyline gives you nothing more than what you would expect, the plot is predictable almost step by step and the characters forgettable. But even so, there's something so truthful, so painful about these two lovers, struggling to keep up their relationship in spite of the distance – and the narrative use of different media is just brilliant. Not a compelling viewing, but it does perfectly what it's supposed to.
On paper the scenario of '10.000 KM' sounds typically that of Hollywood rom-coms but it actually delivers little comedy and the romance is most definitely the difficult, intractible stuff of real life. A minimal cast and a rigorous dramatic focus sometimes makes for an austere, demanding watch but the acting as well as the astute and honest script lift the film to a level that belies its modest indie credentials.