THE APOSTATE – by Federico Veiroj

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A Cinekdoque & Ferdydurke production in co-production with Local Films & La vie est belle films associés

Director: Federico Veiroj
Script: Alvaro Ogalla, Nicolás Saad, Gonzalo Delgado, Federico Veiroj
Photography Director: Arauco Hernández
Production Designer: Gonzalo Delgado
Executive production: Guadalupe Balaguer Trelles & Fernando Franco & Federico Veiroj
French executive production: Nicolas Brevière & Céline Maugis
Editing: Fernando Franco
Sound: Álvaro Silva & Daniel Yafalián
Cast: Álvaro Ogalla, Marta Larralde, Bárbara Lennie, Vicky Peña, Kaiet Rodríguez, Juan Calot, Joaquín Climent, Andrés Gertrudix.

The Apostate
is a dramatic comedy that plunges into the scars of a young man who struggles to free himself of what he is unable to control. He submerges deep into issues of faith, guilt and desire.
To apostatize in the presence of authorities, deal with bureaucracy or to be a member of any group as something vital, seems to be the necessary passport, a cure to leave the past behind and welcome Tamayo’s future, our antihero.
Tamayo knows he doesn´t want to be the person who he was before nor the person condemned if he were to follow his parents expectations; but to find his own path is very hard and, to start up, it seems helpful to turn his feelings into words. In the process of growing up as a late teenager and with the sincerity of whom addresses letters to a friend overseas, Tamayo goes over his weaknesses and miseries, the family heritage.
This process of constant searching and questioning intertwines with: an old and intermittent relationship with his cousin, memories of his sexual renaissance, some confessions as a cruel child, the bond with a different kind of spirituality, his difficulties to follow the paternal path as a regular worker, the possibility of a change, the promises and the sweetness of a new maturity.
While Tamayo takes us constantly to his tempestuous past, Madrid is revealed to us as a scenery of streets, office buildings, parks and altars that helps us to picture Tamayo’s real believes, how he loves and suffers this young man with a puzzling, tender and wild gaze.