Country: France, Spain, Uruguay
Original Title: EL APOSTATA
Running Time: 80min
Film Year: 2015
Category: Knight Competition
Gonzalo (Álvaro Ogalla) is at a crossroads. He is in love with his cousin; he runs errands for his shady father; after many years in school, he is half-heartedly trying to earn the final credit necessary to acquire his long-elusive degree in philosophy. In short, Gonzalo is in serious need of a change.
Instrumental to this ambition is Gonzalo’s desire to part from the Catholic Church and all its beliefs, which were imposed on him when he was far too young to make his own decisions. But will Gonzalo be able to resign from this mighty institution and legally have his name removed from all their records?
Set in Madrid, this latest feature from Uruguayan director Federico Veiroj deals with issues of identity, ideals and integrity in a manner both playful and clever. Veiroj portrays Gonzalo as both slacker and seeker, a youthful dreamer trying in earnest to make a clean break from a faith he did not ask for—though its roots may lay deeper within his psyche than he realizes. –Andres Castillo
This film is also a part of the Lexus Ibero American Feature Film Competition.
The Apostate is preceded by the short film “Double 9”
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Director: Federico Veiroj
Producer: Fernando Franco, Federico Veiro
Screenwriter: Álvaro Ogalla, Gonzalo Delgado
Music: Lorca, Lisabö, Eisler, Nodo, Prokofeiv, Morente
Cinematographer: Araujo Hernández Holz
Editor: Fernando Franco