La isla mínima / Marshland

A film by Alberto Rodríguez

This film was screened as a part of the 2015 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF18)

Co-presented by Austin Film Festival


Spain, Action/Crime/Drama, 2014
105 min, Arri Alexa XT, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Spain’s deep south, 1980. In a small village frozen in time–close to marshlands and rice paddies–a serial killer has taken up residence and caused the disappearance of several adolescents that no one seems to miss. But when two young sisters disappear, their mother forces an investigation that brings two experienced homicide detectives from Madrid to solve the mystery. Juan and Pedro are very different in their methods and style. Soon they find themselves ensnared in a web of intrigue fed by the apathy and introverted nature of the locals. Both men realize they must put aside their professional differences if they are to stop the killer before more young girls go missing. LA ISLA MINIMA won 10 Goya Awards in 2015, including Best Film.

Regional Premiere

About the director

- DirectorAlberto Rodríguez earned recognition as one of the most interesting writer/directors in Spanish cinema with his films, 7 VIRGINS, AFTER, and UNIT 7, which received numerous nominations to the Spanish Academy Goya Awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. In 2013, Alberto Rodríguez was awarded the Gold Medal of Andalusia.



Producer: José Antonio Félez, Mikel Lejarza, Mercedes Gamero, José Sánchez Montes, Mercedes Cantero
Production Companies: Atípica Films, Sacromonte Films, Antena 3 Films, Atresmedia Cine
Screenwriter: Rafael Cobos, Alberto Rodríguez
Cinematographer: Alex Catalán
Editor: José Manuel García Moyano
Sound Design: Daniel de Zayas
Music: Julio de la Rosa
Cast: Raúl Arévalo, Javier Gutiérrez, Antonio de la Torre, Nerea Barros, Salva Reina, Jesús Castro, Manolo Solo

Print Source: Paul Hudson – Outsider Pictures,