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 an 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: Documentary
Countries: Spain- Cuba- Colombia

Language: Spanish
Available subtitles: English, Portuguese, French, Chinese, Czech
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
Shanghai International Film Festival
Bogota International Film Festival
São Paulo International Film Festival
La Serena International Film Festival
CinéMartinique Festival
Hainan International Film Festival
Gijon International Film Festival · Best Spanish Film · RC SERVICE Award for Best Director
Festival Márgenes

Black Movie Film Festival · Critics Award
MiradasDoc International Documentary Film Festival · Best National Film Award
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria IFF
Lincoln Center – Neighboring Scenes: New Latin American Cinema
Espanoramas – Spanish Cinema Showcase
CRFIC – Costa Rica International Film Festival
Third Horizon Film Festival
BioBiocine International Film Festival of Concepción
Marienbad Film Festival
Festival EDOC | Encuentros del otro cine
Film Festival della Lessinia · Best Feature Film Award
Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival
Les Rimbaud du Cinéma
Trieste Latin American Film Festival
International Film Festival Peliculatina
International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala
Mostra de Cinema da América Latina
Havana Festival of New Latin American Cinema


Festival Hecho por Mujeres
DC Caribbean FilmFest
Chiloe International Film Festival · Best International Feature Film
Panorama du Cinéma Colombien · Jury Prize for Best Feature Film
Amazônia DOC | Festival Pan-amazônico de Cinema