This is the story of Albert and how “Living against the tide” helped him, his beloved ones and thousands of people to deal with the cancer.


Albert, a young man aged 21, is diagnosed with his third cancer and this time he is determined to battle it again, but in his own way.

With nothing but a camera, he starts recording his own experiences and explaining what he is going through, and so “Vivir a Contracorriente” is born.
“Vivir a Contracorriente” (“Living against the tide”) promptly becomes a social movement that breaks with the existing taboos around cancer and shares a new perspective of the disease with the world, a new way of facing cancer based on communication, a healthy lifestyle and, especially, an insatiable will to live, instead of fighting to survive on a bed.

This Internet-spread social phenomenon will bring Albert’s fight to the hearts of thousands of people worldwide


Produced by: Limmat Films with: Albert López Ortega

Directed by: Pep Santiago

Produced by: Marc Chica i José, Pep Santiago, Pep Bosch i Calvo & David Delgado

Executive production by: David Delgado & Marc Chica i José

Edited by: Néstor H. Ruano & Guiu Vallvé

OST Composed by: Joaquim Badía

Cinematography by: Pep Bosch i Calvo

Sound production by: Anxo R. Villar

Postproduction by: Antaviana Films

Visual Effects by: Antaviana Films

Graphism: Alba Tejero & Antaviana Films