How much Further /Que Tan Lejos

Ebullient tourist, Esperanza, and cynical student, Tristeza, are thrown together by a transport strike and set off together to hitch across Ecuador. Esperanza is lively and wayward, obsessed by adventure: Tristeza, on the other hand, is only travelling for the bitter purpose of ruining her ex-boyfriend’s wedding. Though with fiercely contrasting personalities and motivations, the two women slowly form a tender bond of love and friendship, in the course of their encounters with the extraordinary cast of characters they meet along their way. Director, Tania Hermida, manages to draw out some really subtle and resonant performances in this magical but never overstated, road movie.

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