Appearance by director Federico Veiroj
Belmonte, Federico Veiroj’s fourth feature, follows artist Javier (Gonzalo Delgado) as the painter prepares for an upcoming exhibition at Montevideo’s National Museum. Yet Javier’s thoughts center on his daughter and the fact that his ex-wife is having a baby with her new husband, creating a new family dynamic that does not include Javier. Belmonte reveals Javier’s pessimistic nature through the paintings’ melancholic undertones that emerge despite their bold colors and sensuality. As Javier struggles to stay true to himself as both an artist and a parent, his relationship with his daughter brings him light.
• “Both a tender portrait of a single father trying to connect with his young daughter and a quirky portrait of a borderline-tormented artist.” —Quelle Movies
• “Belmonte is a film about a male artist who values his family life as much as his art, if not more. It’s not only refreshing: it’s genuinely sexy.” —Cinema Scope
About the Filmmaker
Federico Veiroj is a Uruguayan and Spanish film director, writer, and producer. He coproduced, wrote, and directed three feature films: Acne (2008), premiered at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight; A Useful Life (2010), premiered at Toronto Film Festival; and The Apostate (2015), premiered at San Sebastián International Film Festival’s official competition, where it received the Jury’s Special Mention and FIPRESCI award. Veiroj is currently shooting Thus Spoke the Moneybroker, a coproduction of Uruguay, Argentina, and Germany.