A film by Irene Gutiérrez


A film by Irene Gutiérrez

Immersed in the jungle of Sierra Maestra, three veterans of the Angolan War are reluctant to abandon the revolutionary spirit which brought them together as comrades over thirty years ago. Always on guard, they continue to train dressed in their old uniforms for and endless mission: a war game in where they still can feel respected, strong and, above all, spiritually young. They are the last Samurai of the Cuban Revolution.

Status: Completed
Year: 2020
Genre: Docu-Fiction
Countries: Spain- Cuba- Colombia

Language: Spanish
Available subtitles: English
Runtime: 75 min.
Original title: Entre perro y lobo



Irene Gutierrez is a filmmaker from Ceuta, a Spanish city located in Northern Africa. She earned a B.A. in documentary from the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV, Havana, Cuba) before receiving her M.F.A. in fine arts & cinema studies with high honors. She has directed Border Diaries (25’ Spain-Morocco, 2012), Hotel Nueva Isla (70’ Cuba-Spain, 2014), Exile Diaries (43’ Spain, 2019) and Between Dog and Wolf (75’ Cuba-Spain-Colombia, 2020). She has received funding from the Tribeca TFI program, the Sundance Institute, The Spanish Ministry of Culture (ICAA) and the Spanish General Consulate in New York City, among others. Her films have been screened in more than fifty international film festivals and art venues as the Berlinale, Rotterdam IFFR and MoMA Documentary Fortnight. She is currently a PhD fellow candidate at Carlos III University of Madrid while preparing her third feature film, to be shot on the border between Europe and Morocco. Her films and research link the intimate portrait with the landscape as an expression of the political tensions between individuals and nations.


2020 Between Dog and Wolf (Doc-Fic)
2019 Exile Diaries (Medium-length documentary)
2014 Hotel Nueva Isla (Documentary)

Juan Bautista López (aka Estebita)
Miguel Soto
Alberto Santana

Director: Irene Gutiérrez
Screenplay: Irene Gutiérrez, Lisandra López
Cinematography: José Alayón
Editing: Cristóbal Fernández
Sound: Carlos García
Production: José Alayón, Marina Alberti, Viana González, Irene Gutiérrez, Carlos García, Mª Alejandra Mosquera
Production Companies: El Viaje Films, Autonauta Films, Blond Indian Films


Berlinale Forum, 70th Berlinale, Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin


Berlinale Forum
Tue. 25, 10:00h @ Cubix 5 (P)
Tue. 25, 19:00h. @ CinemaxX 3
Thu. 27, 19:00h. @ Cubix 9
Fri. 28, 16:00h. @ Delphi Filmpalast
Sat. 29, 15:00h. @ Werkstattkino @Silent green

With the support of:

Canarias Avanza con Europa
Gobierno de Canarias
Proexca para Canarias
Unión Europea
ICEX - España Exportación e Inversiones