Belmonte A portrait of fatherhood in crisis, and the strength of a child.

Latest feature by Federico "Cote" Veiroj, world premiere at TIFF and European premiere in San Sebastian.

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.

Title
Belmonte
 
English Title
Belmonte
 
Director
Federico "Cote" Veiroj
 
Origin
Uruguay, Mexico, Spain
 
Genre
Drama - art-culture - comedy
 
Duration
75 minutes
 
Language
Spanish
 
Year
2018
 
Produced by
Cinekdoque, Nadador Cine, Corazón Film & Ferdydurke Films
 
Cast
Gonzalo Delgado, Olivia Molinaro Eijo, Jeannette Sauksteliskis, Tomás Wahrmann.
 
Festivals
World premiere at Toronto TIFF 2018 | San Sebastian Film Festival | Among others.
 

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