After Hassan, a Tunisian mechanic, starts spying on Mara, a young substitute teacher waiting to leave for Brazil, she drives him away but then begins to date him. Aspiring journalist Giovanni observes the development of their disturbing relationship, but soon his life also gets turned upside down.
Italian master Carlo Mazzacurati directs Valentina Lodovini in this lyrical and very personal small-town tale. Elegantly photographed and echoing the cinema of Fellini and Olmi, The Right Distance cleverly observes moral prejudice while resonating far beyond the microcosm of its characters.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States