6 de enero

V' 15

6 de enero

January 6th

Federico Veiroj, Daniel Hendler
Uruguay, 2001
14min, OmeU

6 de enero

Federico Veiroj, Daniel Hendler
Uruguay, 2001
, 14min, OmeU

Production: 
Cinekdoque
World Sales: 
Cinekdoque
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

Federico Veiroj began making short films in the 90’s, and this body of work has continuously grown over the years. For this viennale program, which was partly conceived in collaboration – for example, with the actor Daniel Hendler – Veiroj has chosen six works that span a period of fifteen years. The oldest of these, TOO MUCH DIVING, was shot in 1998; the most recent one, TOCAR, LIMAR, ACELERAR, in 2013. These works are particularly interesting in their different aesthetics, which Veiroj employs to react to situations and to capture moods. Thus, TOO MUCH DIVING – accompanied by blues chords by Clarence Green – in only three minutes succeeds in becoming a disturbing black-and-white dream sequence. In BREGMAN, EL SIGUIENTE, in which the 13-year-old Rafael prepares for his Bar Mitzvah, the ritual becomes a station drama the last stage of which is the adult world. And in LO QUE DEO MANDA, the 74-year-old Valentin has the idea to realize five movies: an optimistic film about unfulfilled dreams that keep us alive.

In the presence of Federico Veiroj.

Federico Veiroj
Born in Montevideo in 1976. He studies Social Communication at the University in Montevideo and starts producing, writing and directing films in 1996. For several years he is programmer of the Uruguay International Film Festival and collaborates with the Cinemateca Uruguaya since 2001 and works at the Filmoteca Española in Madrid for four years. He also works as an actor in many Uruguayan short films and as a script supervisor. In 2008 he moves on to feature-length films with ACNÉ. In 2010 he directs his second feature, LA VIdA ÚTIL. His latest film EL APÓSTATA premieres at the Toronto Film Festival in 2015.