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Tag: Belmonte (2018)
NAME OF FILM: BELMONTE
DIRECTOR(S): Federico Veiroj
STARRING: Gonzalo Delgado, Olivia Molinaro Eijo, Jeannette Sauksteliskis
GENRE: Comedy Film
SYNOPSIS: A clever and emotionally layered performance from Gonzalo Delgado is the heart of this fourth feature from Uruguayan auteur Federico Veiroj (The Apostate, ND/NF 2016). With wry humor and an exquisite sense of place for Montevideo, Belmonte follows Javi (Delgado) at a crisis point in his life. He’s a successful painter in Uruguay’s capital city—presently exploring the tortured world of naked men while preparing an upcoming exhibition—but most of his time is spent working through strained relationships with his elderly parents, his pregnant ex-wife, and their 10-year-old daughter, Celeste (Olivia Molinaro Eijo). As in his second feature, A Useful Life (ND/NF 2010), Veiroj demonstrates a deft ability to examine the art world with compelling ingenuity, this time through a genuinely funny and rich portrait of an artist pining for a luminous family life.
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