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.

Silver Astor for Best Screenplay in Mar del Plata
Catalan premiere
Eligible for: Premi del públic

Federico Veiroj

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.


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


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