Los pasos dobles

  • 87'
  • Spain
  • 2011
The French writer and artist François Augiéras (1925-1971) loved adventure, grand gestures and mystification. He once made a series of enormous frescoes in a bunker in the desert of Mali, which he then allowed to be swallowed up by the advancing sand dunes. Later generations would have to try and find this grand masterpiece: ‘the Sistine Chapel of the desert’.
Miquel Barceló, one of today’s leading Spanish artists, is fascinated by the work and life story of Augiéras. He also often works in Mali, where he finds inspiration for his sculptures and paintings.
The Catalan director Isaki Lacuesta made a documentary about Barceló, The Clay Diaries, and simultaneously made the fiction film The Double Steps: a complex, enchanting mix of fantasy and reality in a plethora of narrative lines, inspired by Barceló (who also plays a role in the film), Augiéras, and the narrative tradition of the Mali Dogon people. Amateur actors play most roles in this film that won the Golden Shell in San Sebastián.


Director
Isaki Lacuesta
Countries of production
Spain, Switzerland
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
87'
Medium
HDcam
International title
The Double Steps
Languages
Bambara, French
Producers
Luisa Matienzo, Dan Wechsler
Production Companies
Tusitala Producciones Cinematográficas, Bord Cadre Films
Sales
m-appeal
Screenplay
Isa Campo, Isaki Lacuesta
Cinematography
Diego Dussuel
Editor
Domi Parra
Production Design
Sebastián Birchler
Sound Design
Amanda Villavieja
Music
Gerard Gil
Cast
Bokar Dembele, Miquel Barceló
Website
http://bordcadrefilms.com/los-pasos-dobles-en