Martin, a former Argentinean activist exiled in Spain for over thirty years, gets a call from an old comrade, Raúl, who asks him to return to Argentina. Raúl wants help with the excavation work he’s started in the Tucuman forest in the endeavour to find the remains of their companion, Ezequiel, who disappeared following a skirmish with the army. Obliged to live under the same roof for several days, the old friends soon realise that their way of understanding the world has changed greatly since then. The tension rises and, as the search progresses, we get the feeling that Raúl and Martín have a better idea of where to find Ezequiel than they would have those around them believe. —San Sebastian Film Festival
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