THE APOSTATE – by Federico Veiroj
WORLD PREMIERE AT TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015
EUROPEAN PREMIERE AT SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL’S OFFICIAL COMPETITION 2015:
FIPRESCI Award and Jury’s Special Mention.
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Director: Federico Veiroj
Based upon an idea by: Álvaro Ogalla, Federico Veiroj
Screenplay: Álvaro Ogalla, Nicolás Saad, Gonzalo Delgado, Federico Veiroj
Production: Cinekdoque – Federico Veiroj (Uruguay) & Ferdydurke Films S. L. (Spain)
Co-Production: Local Films (France) / La vie est belle Films (France) / Maria Martin Stanley
Associate Production: Alejandro Crasny Zyman / Garlós Hamparzoumian / Carmen Serrano / Álvaro Ogalla
Producers: Guadalupe Balaguer Trelles, Fernando Franco, Federico Veiroj
Director of Photography: Arauco Hernández Holz
Production Designer: Gonzalo Delgado
Editing: Fernando Franco
Sound: Álvaro Silva Wuth, Daniel Yafalián
Music: Lorca / Lisabö / Eisler / NoDo / Prokofiev / Morente
Line Producer: Guadalupe Balaguer Trelles
International Sales & Festivals: FiGa Films
Cast: Álvaro Ogalla, Marta Larralde, Bárbara Lennie, Kaiet Rodríguez, Juan Calot, Joaquín Climent, Jaime Chávarri, Andrés Gertrudix, and the special presentation of Vicky Peña.
Supported by ICAU (Uruguay) / FONA (Uruguay) / REGION ÎLE DE FRANCE (France) / MVD Socio Audiovisual (Uruguay) / BROU (Uruguay)
Tamayo knows he needs to change the person he has become under the pressure of his parents’ expectations. His opposition manifests itself in the increasingly quixotic quest of formally having his name struck from the Catholic church’s baptismal record. But finding his own path is very hard and as a first step, it seems helpful to turn his feelings into words.
With the innocence of an adolescent – and with the sincerity of someone addressing letters to a friend overseas – Tamayo goes over the weaknesses and little miseries that his family passed on to him.
As Tamayo’s correspondence revisits the milestones of his tempestuous past, his wild and tender gaze on the scenery of Madrid – with its streetscapes, office buildings, parks and altars – reveals his beliefs, his desires and his turmoil.