'Isaki Lacuesta: The Artist’s Ruse'

'Isaki Lacuesta: The Artist’s Ruse'

The prestigious film program of the National Gallery of Art features a full series of the Catalan filmmaker Isaki Lacuesta.

The well-crafted cinema of Catalan filmmaker Isaki Lacuesta (born in 1975) is a smooth blend of fiction, essay, allegory, documentary, compilation, even dramatic reenactment. Now building a reputation in Europe —in 2009 and 2011 he won the major award at the San Sebastián Film Festival— Lacuesta is a visual adventurer who seeks subjects that others would find daunting: a dadaist poet boxer, an ex–Argentine revolutionary, and a famous Spanish double agent are among his projects. Eschewing formal scripts, Lacuesta classifies his work as cine escrito (written cinema) and cine no escrito (unwritten cinema). I always look, in an intuitive way, for a surprise, the director says.

Garbo the Spy
On February 3rd at 4:30 pm.
Dir: Edmon Roch. 2008, 35 mm, English, Spanish, Catalan with subtitles, 88 minutes.
Cravan vs. Cravan
On February 10th at 4:30 pm.
2002, 35 mm, Spanish, Catalan, French with subtitles, 100 minutes.
All Night Long
On February 17th at 4:30 pm.
2010, 35 mm, Spanish with subtitles, 80 minutes.
Los Condenados (The Condemned)
On February 23rd at 2 pm.
2009, 35 mm, Spanish with subtitles, 94 minutes.
The Legend of Time (La Leyenda del tiempo)
On February 23rd at 4 pm.
2006, 35 mm, Spanish with subtitles, 109 minutes.
The Clay Diaries (El Cuaderno de barro)
On February 24 at 4:30 pm.
2011, HD-Cam, Bambara and French with subtitles, 60 minutes.
The Double Steps (Los Pasos dobles)
On February 24 at 5:30 pm.
2011, HD-Cam, Bambara and French with subtitles, 87 minutes.

View the full film series. Film programs are free of charge but seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

  • Film
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 3, 2013Feb 24, 2013


National Gallery of Art, East Building, 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20565

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Organized by the Film Department of the National Gallery of Art, with the support of the Institut Ramon Llull and the Embassy of Spain. the Spain-USA Foundation and the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA).

Photo: ‘La Leyenda del Tiempo. Courtesy of Mallerich Films-Paco Poch.