Ibáñez Castañeda is a great documentarian that places unusual attention on her subjects. Her third feature follows the daily lives of Chilo and Omar, two quietly co-dependent fishermen on Baja Califórnia’s Sea of Cortez. The film depicts intertwined processes of coming to trust in the value of intimacy: Between the men and the sea and all the life it contains; between the onscreen fellows themselves, each cautiously discovering ways to open himself to another person; and between them and the camera, which helps absorb masculine/feminine distinctions into a sea of warm human emotion.
Nuria Ibáñez Castañeda Nuria Ibáñez Castañeda (Madrid, 1974) studied Screenwriting at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) in Mexico City. Her work has been regularly presented and occasionally awarded at leading film festivals such as IDFA, Visions du Réel, True/False, Cinéma du Réel, BAFICI, FICUNAM, Viennale, Morelia, Plus Camerimage FF among others. Following ‘The Tightrope’ in 2009 and ‘The Naked Room’ in 2013, 'A Wild Stream' is her third feature-length film.