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8th edition: 10 April - 14 April 2019

Entre dos aguas (Between Two Waters) (2019 Feature Film)

Isaki Lacuesta | Spain | 2018 | color | DCP | 136' | Spanish | e.s.

Isaki Lacuesta has made a sequel to his La leyenda del tiempo (2006). The Roma adolescents from back then are now themselves fathers who want the best for their family, but hesitate about what that actually is. An intimate and natural portrait of struggling men that feels like a documentary.

What makes someone a good husband and father? Providing enough money and security? Or is his presence more important? Brothers Isra and Cheito are struggling with this question. Isra has just come out of jail and tries to survive by selling scrap material and shellfish, but the easy money of crime beckons him. Navy man Cheito hesitates about a dangerous mission that will bring in lots of money, but also take him away from home for six months.

To capture the passage of time, director Isaki Lacuesta returned to the rusty Spanish port of San Fernando, where 12 years ago he followed the Roma kids Isra and Cheito after the death of their father in La leyenda del tiempo (IFFR 2006). Again he plays with the boundary between documentary and fiction which, thanks to the natural acting and intimate camerawork, is almost invisible; his compassion for these struggling men bursts from every frame.

Place: The Cinemas 5

Date: 11 April 2019

Time: 16:15

Duration: 1:42

Place: The Cinemas 4

Date: 13 April 2019

Time: 21:00

Duration: 1:42

Year in Festival
Isaki Lacuesta
Diego Dussuel
Israel Gómez Romero
Francisco José Gómez Romero
Óscar Rodríguez
Sergi Dies
Domi Parra
Raül Fernández Miró
Kiko Veneno
Isa Campo
Paco Poch
Production Company
La Termita Films S.L.
Production Design
Mallerich Films Paco Poch
Filmax International
Isa Campo
Fran Araújo
Isaki Lacuesta
Sound Design
Amanda Villavieja
Year of Production
Isaki Lacuesta

Isaki LACUESTA (1975, Spain) studied Audiovisual Communication at the Universidad Autónoma in Barcelona and then followed a Master in Creative Documentary at the Universidad Pompeu Fabra. He has since become a Creative Documentary teacher and publishes articles regularly. Lacuesta has made several (short) films and film installations, which have won many international awards. His second feature, La leyenda del tiempo, was selected for IFFR’s Tiger Awards Competition in 2007. Entre dos aguas (2018) is his seventh feature film.



El amanecer es duro (1996, short), Crestas (1996, short), Nunes maldito Nunes U-Matic (1997, short), Caras vs Caras (2000, short), Déja vu O (2002, short), Description (2003, short), Déja vu 1. Paisatges que desapareixen (2003, short), Ressonáncies magnetiques (short, 2003), Microscopías (2003, short), Cravan vs Cravan (2002), La leyenda del tiempo/The Legend of Time (2006), Las variociones Marker (2007, short), In Between Days (2009, short doc, co-dir), Los condenados (2009), La noche que no acaba (2010, doc), El cuaderno de barro/The Clay Diaries (2011, doc), Los pasos dobles/The Double Steps (2011), El cuaderno de barro/Clay Diaries (2011, doc), El moviment perpetu (2013, doc), Murieron por encima de sus posibilidades (2014), Download Vilches (2014, short), La propera pell/The Next Skin (2016), Besar-te com un home (2016, short), Entre dos aguas/Between Two Waters (2018)