Isaki Lacuesta was born into a family of Basque origins in Girona, Spain, in 1975. After his film studies, he took a course in Audio-visual Communication at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and later a Master Course in Documentary of Creation at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Lacuesta was defined ‘a cineaste with a capital C, and the most promising Spanish cineaste’ (Jaime Pena, Buenos Aires Film Festival). He was included by Phaidon Press in the trend-setting book Take 100 – The Future of Film: 100 New Directors,, an overview of the 100 film-makers who will shape the future of film.
In September 2011, Los pasos dobles was awarded the Concha de Oro for Best Film at the San Sebastian Film Festival. —Festival dei Popoli