The distance between us and the sky

FAST FORWARD 2019 / Projections:
13/12/2019 / 20:15h / Montenegrin National Theatre – Studio Scene / Podgorica

The distance between us and the sky Vasilis Kekatos / Greece / 2019

Director: Vasilis Kekatos
Screenplay: Vasilis Kekatos
Editor: Eleni Kossyfidou
Sound: Persefoni Miliou
Producers: Eleni Kossyfidou, Guillaume Dreyfus, Delphine Schmit
Starring: Nikolakis Zegkinoglou, Ioko Ioannis Kotidis


Night, national road. Two strangers meet for the first time at an old gas station. One has stopped to gas up his bike, while the other is just stranded. Lacking the 22.50 EUR he needs to get home, he will try to sell him the distance that separates them from the sky.

About the author

Vasilis Kekatos was born in Kefalonia, in 1991. He studied Cinema at the Brunel Fine Arts School, in London. Already in 2014 he made his directorial debut with the short film Retrograde, which premiered at the Short Film Festival in Drama. In 2016, he won the first prize at the Sundance short film competition and received a scholarship by the Sundance Institute for his film Zero Star Hotel. His next film The Silence of the Dying Fish was screened at numerous international film festivals.

Festivals and awards

Athens International Film Festival 2019, Greece – Best Short Film in Greek Short Stories in Competition
Cannes Film Festival 2019, France – Palme d’Or – Best Short Film, Queer Palm Short Film
Drama Short Film Festival 2019, Greece – Silver Dionysus Best Director
Kaohsiung Film Festival 2019, Taiwan – Formosa Vision Award Special Mention
Melburn International Film Festival 2019, Australia
Reykjavik International Film Festival 2019, Iceland
Sarajevo Film Festival 2019, Bosnia and Herzegovina
São Paulo International Short Film Festival 2019, Brasil