The Distance of Time

In a Peruvian city corroded by an eternal and indifferent winter, a young androgynous man with indigenous roots reaches the depths of abandonment as his lover tries to survive an unknown disease and his memories fade into oblivion and sorrow.

  • Carlos Ormeño Palma
    Director
  • Carlos Ormeño Palma
    Producer
  • Carlos Ormeño Palma
    Writer
  • Carlos Caycho
    Key Cast
  • Juan
    Key Cast
  • Lidia Quispe
    Key Cast
  • Ginno Paul Melgar
    Key Cast
  • Pepito
    Key Cast
  • Carlos Flores
    Production Design
  • Abel Castro
    Sound mixing
  • Fil Uno
    Music
  • Felipe Pinglo
    Music
  • Kintu Canela
    Music
  • Pedro Iturria
    Line Producer
  • Carlos Ormeño Palma
    Editor
  • Inti Briones
    Editor
  • Melina León
    Editor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La distancia del Tiempo
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, LGBTIQ, Identity
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Peru
  • Country of Filming:
    Peru
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 29th Raindance Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    October 28, 2021
    World Premiere
  • 68th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
    Oberhausen
    Germany
    April 30, 2022
    German Premiere
  • 40th International Film Festival of Uruguay
    Montevideo
    Uruguay
    April 21, 2022
    South American Premiere
  • 14th Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    June 8, 2022
Director Biography - Carlos Ormeño Palma

Carlos Ormeño Palma is a Queer Peruvian filmmaker and alumnus of La Fémis - Université d'été, Berlinale Talents, Oberhausen Seminar and Talents Buenos Aires. His passion for filmmaking arose from his family memories and his identity.

Since he started making films, Carlos has produced short films combining different genres of filmmaking, mostly experimenting with documentary and fiction. "The Distance of Time" is his first Experimental/Fiction short.

Carlos is currently developing his first feature film, “The Scent of Walls,” developed with the support of Cine Qua Non Lab in Mexico. In 2020, he won the Peruvian National Fund for Short Films for his second short film, "The Weight of Air."

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Director Statement

This is the force of identity overcoming the silent oppression of a city and its inhabitants. A story that slowly encounters sorrow and love as the sea gently touches the shore in the distance.

I believe in cinema as a form of power whose voice goes beyond silence and darkness. Because in places where it is least expected, there is hope. This film seeks to be a call to togetherness, a means to acknowledge the emptiness we carry inside, and above all, to understand the weight of our existence within the end of life.