Between two waters

« Striking, potently human follow-up to 2006’s “The Legend of Time” (…) fuses the urgency, naturalness and empathy of insider documentary with the lightly worn artistry of well-told fiction. »
The Hollywood Reporter


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 will bring them together again.



  • 11th Prix Gaudí: Nominated for Best Male Lead, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Production Manager, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Non-Catalan Language Film
  • 33rd Goya Awards: Nominated for Best Film and Best Director
  • 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival: Golden Shell for Best Film
  • 33rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival: Golden Astor for Best Film & Best Actor (Israel Gómez Romero)




Israel Gómez Romero, Francisco José Gómez Romero


Screenplay: Isaki Lacuesta, Isa Campo, Fran Araújo
Cinematography: Diego Dussuel
Editing: Sergi Dies, Domi Parra
Sound design: Amanda Villavieja, Alejandro Castillo
Music: Raül Refree, Kiko Veneno
Producers: Isa Campo, Isaki Lacuesta, Àlex Lafuente, Álvaro Alonso, Paco Poch
Associate Producers:Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal Zade, Rodrigo Ruiz Tarazona
Production: La Termita Films (ES), Bord Cadre films (CH), All Go Movies (ES), Studio Indie Productions (RO)

Technical Data

Format: DCP / Color
Runtime: 135′
Released: 2018
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: French, English


Original title: Entre dos aguas