LA VIDA ÚTIL (A USEFUL LIFE), Federico Veiroj / Fiction / 67’ / Uruguay – Spain, 2010. Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2010. Festivals: San Sebastian, Hamburg, Zurich, Valdivia, Warsaw, Pusan, Thessaloniki, La Habana, Rotterdam, Goteborg, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago Latino, Toulouse, Málaga, Cartagena, Ficunam DF, Istambul, Bafici Buenos Aires, Transilvania, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, Sarajevo, Odessa, Viennale, Lima…
Awards: Special Mention at San Sebastian International Film Festival 2010, Special Mention at Warsaw International Film Festival 2010,
Best Director at Valdivia Film Festival 2010, Best Film Award at La Habana Film Festival 2010, FIPRESCI Award at Cartagena de Indias Film Festival 2011, Special Jury Award at Istambul Film Festival 2011, Special Jury Award at FICUNAM DF – Mexico 2011, Best Actor at BAFICI – Buenos Aires 2011, Special Jury Award at Transilvania International Film Festival 2011.

Jorge (45) lives with his parents and has been working at a Film Archive for 25 years. He is a film programmer, he makes technical support, and he conducts the film news show at a radio station in Montevideo. Without any other job experience than working at the Film Archive, Jorge loses his position. A Useful Life explores the way Jorge changes his way of living in order to adapt to the new world that appears to him. After all, maybe ‘movies’ will help him survive.

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