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US Premiere

DIRECTED BY Federico Veiroj

Country: France, Spain, Uruguay
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
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

Cast: Álvaro Ogalla, Marta Larralde, Bárbara Lennie

Federico Veiroj

Federico Veiroj was born in Montevideo and studied social communications at the Universidad Católica del Uruguay. His feature films Acné (2008) and A Useful Life (2010) both screened at Miami International Film Festival in competition. The Apostate, his most recent film, was awarded the Miami Knight Encuentros post-production support prize at the 2015 Festival.