STATUS Completed
YEAR 2018
DIRECTOR Isaki Lacuesta
SCREENPLAY Isaki Lacuesta, Isa Campo, Fran Araujo
PRODUCER Isa Campo & Isaki Lacuesta, Alex Lafuente, Alvaro Alonso, Paco Poch
CAST Isra Gomez, Francisco Jose Gomez


Isra and Cheíto are two Roma brothers: Isra was sent to prison for drug dealing and Cheíto signed up for the Marines. When Isra is released from prison and Cheíto returns from a long mission, they return to San Fernando. The reunion between the siblings brings memories of their father’s violent death when they were only boys.

Twelve years have passed since La Leyenda del tiempo (The Legend of Time), Lacuesta’s film when Isra and Cheíto were teenagers. Now Isra returns to San Fernando to recover his wife and kids. But will he manage to go straight in a place with the highest unemployment rate in Spain? Their search for redemption, their need to sort out their lives and to find reconciliation between them unites Isra and Cheíto once again.

Critics Reviews

Enthralling and tear-jerkingly beautiful.Isabelle Regnier, Le Monde
The most moving film I've seen in a long time.Mirito Torreiro, El País
Moving, turbulent and above all, alive.Luis Martínez, El Mundo
Between Two Waters is pure cinema. […] Isaki Lacuesta is both a social observer and visual poet.Carlos Loureda, Fotogramas
Between Two Waters […] succeeds in moving the audience without falling into the trap of being overly sentimental. Its brilliance lies in its simplistic and melancholy portrait of reality.Juan Sardá, El Cultural
Reality becomes genuine fiction, while truth shines through the fictitious. Carlos F. Heredero, Caimán
A palpitating and vibrant reflection of life in Spain. Juan Sardá, El Mundo
Lacuesta is a master of storytelling. The emotional course he charts for his characters also becomes a journey into the sensibilities of his audience.Juan Pablo Cinelli, Diario Página 12
There is a "truth", a depth of humanity and a narrative potential to this tale, that portrays the passing of time in a way that isn't easy to find in contemporary cinema.”  Diego Batlle,
The best Spanish film of the year.Mirito Torreiro, Fotogramas
"The masterful way in which Lacuesta's story advances draws the spectator into the characters' emotional journey in the most touching of ways." Juan Pablo Cinelli, Diario Página 12
Striking, potently human […] Between two waters fuses the urgency, naturalness and empathy of insider documentary with the lightly worn artistry of well-told fiction.Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter