Iván Castiñeiras Gallego

Filmmaker Iván Castiñeiras Gallego (1980, Spain) lives and works in Barcelona. He teaches at Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya (ESCAC) and Escola Afilm. Starting point of his work is an artisan process in which the reality and the socio-political context of the characters portrayed are the pillars. Fiction and documentary are intertwined and diluted to construct a narrative from a slightly displaced prism. Territories, borders, and the human beings that inhabit the margins are recurring themes in his filmography. Gallego’s films, including A Raia (2012), Where is the Jungle? (2015) and Trajectory Drift (2018), have been selected at prestigious festivals such as IndieLisboa, DocLisboa, and Punto de Vista.


In a container, sitting between crates of merchandise, two men talk about their exile. Their stories about the crossing of endless borders come together in a common dream: to reach England.