Dos Islas

Driven by a desire to reconstruct her grandmother’s childhood memories, Adriana travels from Cuba to the island El Hierro. Just like the origin of life, this film was born from stories. Even at the age of 102, Elvira still tells her granddaughter that by jumping over a washbasin she can magically cross the Atlantic and visit the house of her birth.

This return journey, which Elvira herself has decided not to undertake, shatters the family history that had been hidden in the fragmentary tales with which Adriana grew up. However, the memories shared with her grandmother turn out to be truer than the facts themselves, because deformed as they are, they still point the way back to the island of childhood–the only place to which they will always be able to return.

  • 57. Krakowski Festiwal Filmowynominacja Złoty Lajkonik, Kraków, Polska (2017)
  • 46. Lubuskie Lato Filmowenominacja Złote Grono, Łagów, Polska (2017)
  • 18. Letnia Akademia Filmowapokaz, Zwierzyń, Polska (2017)
  • Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) Krótkie i Średnie Metraże, Montreal, Kanada (2017)
  • 39. Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericanokonkurs – sekcja ÉXODOS, Vedado, La Habana, Kuba (2017)
  • 30. International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdampokaz – sekcja Docs for Sale, Amsterdam, Holandia (2017)
  • 17. Muestra Joven ICAIC Wyróżnienie w Konkursie Głównym Filmów Dokumentalnych, Nagroda Rogelio Paris In Memoriam, Nagroda od „Fundacja natury i człowieka” oraz Nagroda za Zgranie Dźwięku
  • 17. The Latino and Iberian Film Festival Yale, USA – wyróżnienie 
  •  6. Festiwalu Filmów Dokumentalnych “Kino z duszą”wyróżnienie 
Dos Islas
(2017)
Runtime: 40 min
Genre: documentary
Premiere: 2017
Director: Adriana F. Castellanos
Screenplay: Adriana F. Castellanos
Director of photography: Lucia C. Pan, Jordi Abusada
Edited by: Pilar Monsell, Adriana F. Castellanos
Colorist: Michał Herman
Postproduction: DI Factory
Music: Alejandro Vargas
Sound on location: Glenda L. Martinez
Sound design: Dariusz Wancerz
Producer: Adam Ślesicki, Zuzanna Król, Irene M. Borrego
Production manager: Iga Wójcik
Co-financed by: Polish Film Institute
Production: Wajda Studio, 59 en Conserva
Festival representation: Krakow Film Fundation
Facebook: