Original Name: El Lodo
English Name: Wetland
Year: 2021
Run time: 111 min
Language: Spanish
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Spain
Director: Iñaki Sánchez Arrieta
Producer: Ramiro Acero
Cast: Raúl Arévalo, Paz Vega, Roberto Álamo
Screenplay: Iñaki Sánchez Arrieta
Cinematographer: Guillem Oliver
Editor: Marta Salas
Sound Designer: Iván Martínez-Rufat
Music Composer: Xema Fuertes, Amadeo Moscardó
Costume Designer: Giovanna Ribes
Production Designer: Juana Mula
Production Company: Sunrise Pictures
World Sales: Film Factory Entertainment
World Sales Phone: +34 933684608
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  • Mostra de València 2021

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2021 Wetland
  • 2020 Zerø

Director’s Biography:

Inaki Sanchez Arrieta has a long series of studies in Valencia and Madrid of cinematographic direction and cinematographic Script at the TAI School (Madrid), in Barreira (Valencia) and the Experimental Center (Rome). He has been working on movies and television series for twenty years, since 2000. He has been an assistant director on nearly thirty films and ten television series. He has directed 13 short films and two documentary series for television. In 2018 he directed his debut feature, Zerø, a fantasy genre film, premiered at the La Mostra of the Mediterranean FF. Zerø won the Best Film award at the FantBilbao and Algeciras Fantastica festivals. El Dolo is his second film.


As a severe drought punishes the vast expanses of rice fields in eastern Spain, the natural region of Laguna Blanca is named a Nature Preserve. A prestigious biologist, Ricardo, arrives in San Pedro to protect it. His family, however, is going through tough times but Ricardo is convinced that a change in their lives will help them move on. And it’s also an opportunity to get back to his roots, to his origins, to where he grew up as a boy and to reclaim this spot that had been buried in his fondest memories. Ricardo’s mission is to hinder the abusive and illegal use that everyone makes of the lagoon.