W&M Global Film Festival Pre-Festival • "Qué tan lejos/How Much Further"

The 2014 William & Mary Global Film Festival (W&M GFF) theme “Journeys & Passages” will be introduced through a pre-festival series of Wednesday night film screenings at the Williamsburg Library Theater running January 15 through February 12, starting at 6:30pm.  The series is free and open to the public (no ticket required). It is part of a one-credit W&M Film Studies course designed in conjunction with the festival. The series will feature films from around the world and each will be introduced with a brief presentation by a W&M faculty member.  Visit filmfestival.wm.edu for complete schedule and details. 

6:30 p.m. • Introduction by Prof. Paulina Carrion (Modern Languages & Literatures: Hispanic Studies)

7 p.m. • "Qué tan lejos/How Much Further" (2006 / Ecuador / Tania Hermida / 92m / NR)  • A self-discovery trip of two women in their mid-twenties while they travel through the mountains and along the coast of Ecuador.  Esperanza (Hope) and Tristeza (Sadness), experience their true journey after they leave the broken-down bus they were riding on. In her award winning debut feature film, writer, producer and director Tania Hermida turns to the tradition of road movies for a story in which, for different purposes, two outwardly dissimilar women journey towards one physical destination only to discover spiritual bonds between them. 

View a trailer of the film:


Room: Theatre