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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Federico Veiroj

Federico VEIROJ (1976, Uruguay) graduated in Media from UCUDAL Uruguay. He played a part in 25 Watts (Juan Pablo Rebella, Palbo Stoll, 2001) and directed a couple of short films. His debut feature film, Acné (2008), premiered at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes. Both this film and his second film, La vida útil (2010), have won more than 20 awards worldwide. In 2015, Elapóstata won the FIPRESCI Award and a Special Mention from the Jury at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. His fourth feature, Belmonte (2018), premiered in Toronto, just as Así habló el cambista (2019). Between 2015 and 2017, the Viennale, the Harvard Film Archive, and the Svenska Filminstitutet (Sweden) dedicated a showcase and retrospective to all his film work.

Filmography

(selection) Dreaming About You (2000, short), De vuelta a casa/Back Home (2001, short, co-dir), 50 Años de Cinemateca Uruguaya (2002, short doc, co-dir), Bregman, el siguiente/As Follows (2004, short), Acné (2008), La vida útil/A Useful Life (2010), Primera persona (2013, TV series), El apóstata/The Apostate (2015), Belmonte (2018), Así habló el cambista/The Moneychanger (2019)

Federico Veiroj at IFFR

  • La vida útil

    Ode to love and a melancholy lament about fading film culture go hand in hand in this old-fashioned precise black-and-white jewel. About a man whose t

    • Hubert Bals Fund
    • Previously On
  • Belmonte

    At the age of 43, painter Javier Belmonte can no longer camouflage his fear of life and insecurity with bohemian bravura.

    • Voices Main Programme
  • Así habló el cambista

    The rise and fall of an opportunistic money changer who has to get his hands dirty to finance his luxurious lifestyle.

    • Voices Main Programme
  • El apóstata

    Also in his first Spanish production, one can recognise the amiably ironic and occasionally absurd hand of the Uruguayan Veiroj (A Useful Life). A you

    • Voices
    • Voices Main Programme
  • Bregman, el siguiente

    Rafael Bregman spends hours studying the Torah in an attempt to grow up.

    • Short!
  • Nico & Parker

    Two bored friends in a van, whose pleasure is limited to watching the local fire brigade called out.

    • main programme short
  • La vida útil

    Ode to love and a melancholy lament about fading film culture go hand in hand in this old-fashioned precise black-and-white jewel. About a man whose t

    • Bright Future