BELMONTE

Federico Veiroj

Uruguay, Mexico, Spain 75 min. min Catalan premiere

Synopsis

Belmonte paints forests full of trees, naked men in strange positions, submarine fantastic scenes, men/animals hybrid creatures, gravediggers characters, well-built men going up stairs to the leap, love scenes below trees. All of his work, sometimes full of colors, shows loneliness and melancholy, but also beauty and attraction to the human body. Even though Belmonte shows himself distant to some of his family members, he is an emotional man who needs affection all the time; he is especially dedicated to his daughter, Celeste. When Celeste isn’t around Belmonte is kind of lost. There’s a new and important exhibition upcoming at the National Museum of Montevideo but Belmonte is thinking more about the changes inside his family: his ex-wife got pregnant by another man, and he feels Celeste is going to spend less time with him.

Themes

Love

Director

Federico Veiroj

(Montevideo, 1976) Film director, writer and producer, he co-produced, wrote and directed three feature films before Belmonte. His first feature, Acné, premiered at the 2008 Directors Fortnight at Cannes. His second film, La vida útil, premiered at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival. El apóstata, premiered at TIFF, was his third feature and first experience shooting in Spain. Belmonte won the Best Screenplay Award in Mar del Plata.

Filmography: Belmonte (2018), El apóstata (2015), La vida útil (2010), Acné (2008)

Federico Veiroj

Film information

Director: Federico Veiroj
Script: Federico Veiroj
Contact: Meikincine
With: Gonzalo Delgado, Olivia Molinaro Eijo, Jeannette Sauksteliskis, Tomás Wahrmann
Country: Uruguay, Mexico, Spain
Year: 2018
Format: DCP
Length: 75 min. min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Edition: 2019

Awards

Silver Astor for Best Screenplay in Mar del Plata