International Competition

Golden Astor for Best Feature Film - «Between Two Waters» by Isaki Lacuesta


Ten years have passed since The Legend of time, the film in which Isaki Lacuesta put two gypsy brothers (ages 13 y 14) on the screen during a traumatic moment of their lives, just after having lost their father. The film approaches a reality that the cinema tends to avoid – the marginalized lives of the south of the Iberian peninsula, in San Fernando, Cadiz –, and an homage to the figure of Camaron de la Isla (referenced in the film’s title). As in the case of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood or François Truffaut with the character of Antoine Doinel, Lacuesta returns to connect again with Isra and Cheito, the characters who have grown up within a context they did not elect. While one joins the navy in search of stability, the other tries to avoid, in vain, to return to selling drugs on the island. Between Two Waters is another homage to flamenco music (a mythical record by Paco de Lucia), and an exploration in which documentary and fiction take on new meaning in a physical and moving experience.



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