The Double Steps (Mali: 2011)


Isaki Lacuesta

Cast list

Bokar Dembele... François Augiéras
Miquel Barceló... Pintor
Alou Cisse... Jefe Bandidos
Hamadoun Kassogué... Corifeo y coronel
Amon Pegnere Dolo... Amon
Amassagou Dolo... Amassagou
Abinum Dolo... Abinum
Soumaila Sabata... Ibrahim
Djenebou Keita... Mujer joven
Mahamadou Camara... Joven Albino
Wani Dolo... Bandidos
Joël Dolo... Bandidos
Emile Dougnon... Bandidos
Ilogo Dolo... Adivini
Aguibou Dembele... Official


Writing Credits: Isaki Lacuesta and Isa Campo


In this action-adventure film, we are centered on the journey of "Abdullah Chambaa".  A soldier, Bokar Dembele, searches for a series of spiritual murals made by the painter in an abandoned bunker in the Malian desert. He is believed to be Augiéras himself. The renowned Spanish painter and ceramicist Miquel Barcelo, whose recent work is inspired by Augiéras, soon joins in the search as well. The film's numerous doublings, conundrums, and sexual innuendos reflect Augieras's innovative art and troubled life as Bokar loses his wits and the experiences become even more strange and overwhelming.


Neil Young, The Double Steps: Film Review, Hollywood Reporter (online magazine)

Pamela Rolfe, 'The Double Steps' Wins Top Prize at San Sebastian Festival, Hollywood Reporter (online magazine)

Manohla Dargis, Following an Artist’s Footsteps in the Sand: Isaki Lacuesta’s ‘Double Steps’ Recalls François Augiéras, NY Times (online magazine)

Chuck Bowen, Film Review: The Double Steps, Slant Magazine (online magazine)

Jay Weissberg, Review: 'The Double Steps', Variety Magazine (online magazine)

Fionnuala Halligan, The Double Steps, Screen Daily (online magazine)

Vanessa Martinez, "The Double Steps" Is A Mysterious and Peculiar Wonder: Film Review, Indie Wire (blog)

Academic Articles:

Pietsie Feenstra , “Inmaculada Sánchez and Marta Díaz (ed.), Doc 21 Panorama reciente del cine documental en España  ” Cahiers contemporary Spanish civilization [Online], 7 | 2010, posted December 30, 2010, accessed 20th April 2014 URL:.


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