A heart-warming story of Fede who discovers his passion for photography and his two new friends help him to find a way from his loneliness and four walls of his apartment. The three friends - an obese Fede, his brother-in-law Ramón and Paulo, a lonely teenager who loves comic books - form a friendship that completely changes their lives. Nominated for five Mexican Oscars (Ariel Awards).
- "[W]hile there there’s a lot of hugging along the way, damn if every hug isn’t earned. "
- "...effective and unfailingly respectful of its unusual hero and his special problems."
- "The debut feature by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Guzman Alvarez, Walking Distance, is a sweet-natured and touchingly observed film."
- "This might seem like a film about overcoming adversity, but instead the film goes after more profound subjects and does so well. "
- "[G]entle and sweet...."
Awards & Recognition
Best Supporting Actress
Festival Pantalla de Cristal
Best Actress in a Minor Role
BNL People's Choice Award
Rome Film Festival
Nueva Vision Award
Santa Barbara Int'l. Film Festival
Best Feature Film
Festival du nouveau cinéma
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Chicago Int'l. Film Festival
Stockholm Int'l. Film Festival
St. Paul Int'l. Film Festival