Locarno Shorts Weeks 2021

Distancing

by Miko Revereza
USA  ·  2019  ·  DCP  ·  Color  ·  10'  ·  o.v. Tagalog/English

Available 18–24 | 2 | 2021

Shot on 16 mm and in color, Distancing documents the logistics and poetics of Miko Revereza’s decision to leave the United States and return to the Philippines.

“Maybe most things familiar will disappear or change completely”. A poem on the melancholy felt before an imminent journey by Revereza, an undocumented Filipino migrant who has set his mind on leaving the USA, his home since childhood. A playlist of films by diasporic filmmakers, from Akerman to Mekas, can be heard in the background. Scenes in and around an airport are a pause in thought before an indelible change in the filmmaker’s life.


Information

Director
Miko Revereza

Cast
Aurora Revereza , Pedro Revereza II

Production
Cine Droga
miko.revereza@gmail.com
cinedroga.com

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