During a time of quarantine, global distances contract. The 652 miles separating the director’s London home from his grandmother in Italy are not any different than the distance between her and her neighbours. As most interpersonal relationships are brought into the online world, there is no better opportunity to teach her remotely how to do video-calls. At times funny, at times deadly serious, 652 miles = 0 is a touching account of a familiar relationship. It is a film about family, connection, and belonging, a film that lives neither in Italy nor in the UK, but somewhere in between.

652 miles = 0 (or the wonderful convenience of videocalling)

Giulio Gobbetti

© Simply Indie Film Festival, 2022

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