Belmonte A portrait of fatherhood in crisis, and the strength of a child.
Belmonte | Drama - art-culture - comedy | Uruguay, Mexico, Spain | 75 min | Spanish | 2018
Belmonte (43) paints forests full of trees, naked men in strange positions, submarine fantastic scenes, hybrid creatures, love scenes below trees
All of his work, sometimes full of colors, shows loneliness and melancholy, but also beauty and attraction to the human body. There's an important exhibition upcoming at the National Museum of Montevideo but Belmonte is thinking more about the changes inside his family. He is an emotional man, especially dedicated to his daughter, Celeste (10). When Celeste isn't around Belmonte is kind of lost. The film follows Belmonte's point of view and focuses on what he is attracted to, and how his sensitivity applies to his art. In a way, the film shows how creativity is mixed with domestic life, and how both things couldn't be separated because none of them will have sense alone. Belmonte, with an unique personality and cyclic mood, will have to manage to cross a middle age crisis where new acquaintances and fantasies are starting to appear.
Latest feature by Federico "Cote" Veiroj, world premiere at TIFF and European premiere in San Sebastian.