10th edition CIFF – 10-14 April 2024

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



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 (1975, Spanje) studeerde audiovisuele communicatie aan de Universidad Autónoma in Barcelona en volgde daarna een Mastersopleiding Creatieve Documentaire aan de Universidad Pompeu Fabra. Aan die laatste opleiding is hij inmiddels als docent verbonden en hij publiceert regelmatig artikelen. Lacuesta maakte verscheidene (korte) films en installaties, die veel internationale prijzen in de wacht hebben gesleept. Zijn tweede lange film La leyenda del tiempo werd in 2007 geselecteerd voor de Tiger Awards Competition op IFFR. Entre dos aguas (2018) is zijn zevende speelfilm.



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)