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Part of SFFILM Festival


Directed by Federico Veiroj

Uruguay | Fiction Feature | 75

12 Apr
Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 8:30 pm
YBCA 701 Mission St (between 3rd and 4th Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
14 Apr
Sun, Apr 14 at 8:00 pm
The Theater at Children's Creativity Museum
16 Apr
Tue, Apr 16 at 6:15 pm


A moody Uruguayan artist who paints nudes, Belmonte is facing a midlife crisis while preparing for an exhibition. As his ex-wife prepares for motherhood with her new lover, he seeks a closer relationship with his precocious daughter Celeste and feels an urge to come to terms with other relationships both past and present. Director Federico Veiroj, as he’s done in prior Festival films The Apostate (2015) and A Useful Life (2010), presents a doleful and obsessive middle-aged protagonist, wringing pathos and humor out of Belmonte’s struggles with life and career.

“This melancholy story, dealing with an artist approaching middle age who’s straddled between the demands of his art and those of the people around him, combines Veiroj’s engagingly fastidious and quirky directorial style … with a greater emotional range than he has so far delivered.” – Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter

Director Federico Veiroj

A native of Montevideo, Uruguay, Federico Veiroj made his directorial debut in 2008 with Acné, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at AFI Fest. His other films include A Useful Life (Festival 2011), Best Film winner at the Havana Film Festival, and The Apostate (Festival 2016), winner of the FIPRESCI Prize and Special Mention of the Jury at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. In 2011, Veiroj was SFFILM’s second Artist in Residence.

Film Details

Year 2018

Language Spanish

Runtime 75

Country Uruguay/Spain/Mexico

Director Federico Veiroj

Producer Federico Veiroj, Juan José López

Writer Federico Veiroj

Editor Manuel Rilla, Fernando Franco

Cinematographer Analía Pollio, Arauco Hernández

Music Leo Masliah, Rafael Bonavita, Pedro Dalton, Alfredo Lepera

Cast Gonzalo Delgado, Olivia Molinaro Eijo, Tomás Wahrmann