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The Clay Diaries

Isaki Lacuesta

Spain/Switzerland, Performance/Artist Documentary, 2011
60 min, HD, Color
Bambara, Dogon, French with English subtitles


For over twenty years the painter Miquel Barceló has spent long periods in Africa. There he learned to paint amidst termites and scorpions, before the heat dried the paint and the wind blew away his canvases. At the top of the Bandiagara cliff, Barceló and the choreographer Josef Nadj put on the performance “Paso Doble," and for the first time he reveals the secrets of his African studio.


Texas Premiere


Isaki Lacuesta Isaki Lacuesta has been described as one of "the most promising young Spanish filmmakers" (Jaime Pena, Buenos Aires Film Festival), and has released four films (CRAVAN VS CRAVAN, LA LEYENDA DEL TIEMPO, LOS CONDENADOS and LA NOCHE QUE NO ACABA), as well as numerous short films and installations for exhibitions. Lacuesta combines cinema with teaching (at Pompeu Fabra University and Autonomous University of Barcelona) and writing articles about cinema, music and literature.

Producer: Andrés Luque Pérez, Luisa Matienzo, Dan Wechsler
Production Companies: Tusitala P. C., Bord Cadre Films, Televisión Española (TVE)
Screenwriter: Isa Campo, Isaki Lacuesta
Cinematographer: Diego Dussuel
Editor: Lupe Pérez García
Sound Design: Amanda Villavieja
Music: Gerard Gil
Cast: Miquel Barceló, Josef Nadj, Alain Mahe, Amon Pegnere Dolo, Amassagou Dolo, Wani Dolo, Adégne Ana Dolo, Ogobara Dolo, Moussa Konate, Cheick Sogoré, Philippe Varoutsikos, Pere Coll

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