Scene from the film Dos Islas
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Dos Islas

  • Poland
  • Spain
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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.


  • Original Title
    Dos Islas / ENG version
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Adriana F. Castellanos
  • Cinematography
    Lucia C. Pan, Jordi Abusada
  • Editing
    Pilar Monsell, Adriana F. Castellanos
  • Music
    Alejandro Vargas
  • Sound
    Dariusz Wancerz
  • Runtime
    40 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
    • Spain
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2017
    • Montreal International Documentary Festiwal (RIDM), Canada 2017
    • Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Cuba 2017
    • The Latino and Iberian Film Festival Yale, USA 2018
    • Muestra Joven ICAIC
    • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2017
  • Awards
    • The Latino and Iberian Film Festival Yale, USA, 2018 - Special Mention
    • Muestra Joven ICAIC – Special Mention is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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