Spain, 2014, 99'
directed by: Carlos Marques-Marcet
written by: Clara Roquet, Carlos Marques-Marcet
cast: Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer
cinematography: Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
edited by: Juliana Montañés, Carlos Marques-Marcet
producers: Tono Folguera, Jana Díaz Juhl, Sergi Moreno
production: Lastor Media, La Panda Productions
SXSW; Malaga Film Festival (winner of five prizes including the Golden Biznaga for Best Film); Dallas International Film Festival; Goya Award for Best New Director
One year, two computers and an entire ocean between them. A one-year scholarship in Los Angeles will separate Alexandra from her boyfriend Sergio and their love shack in Barcelona. Forced to face the challenges of a long-distance relationship, Sergio and Alexandra will try to keep the spark burning via laptop screens – the only weapon they have in this battle of 10000 kilometres standing in the way of their future together. This feature debut by Carlos Marques-Marcet has won the Spanish Film Academy Goya Award for best new director.
Carlos Marques-Marcet was born in Barcelona, Spain, where he started developing his unique voice at an early age. Carlos’s second short film A munt i a vall (The Mountain and the Valley) was awarded the INJUVE Young Creators Award. Renowned Cahiers de Cinema selected Udols, his fourth film, as Best Short Film in 2008. Carlos Marques-Marcet studied Film and Television in UCLA’s Master of Fine Arts program.