In Focus: Federico Veiroj

La vida útil

A Useful Life
Federico Veiroj
Uruguay, ESP 2010
67 min

Jorge has been the film programmer and technical support at the cinémathèque for 25 years. He also has a news show at a Montevideo radio station where he conducts interviews and talks to filmmakers. Jorge’s life is consumed by movies. Because attendance is down, the cinémathèque struggles to make profit and shuts down, leaving Jorge unemployed. With no other skills, for the first time he is forced to change his way of life in order to adapt to the new world he faces. “In Spanish, ‘La vida útil’ means the estimated duration that an object is capable of functioning correctly. The “reborn” or the adaptation of that character to his new world is what interested me in developing the film. The main character, drowned in movies, will find the reply to his life in a cinematographic way. I like to think about Jorge as a Don Quixote, whose background allows him to start living his own adventures; and I think that’s the only way he has to survive.” (Federico Veiroj)

In the presence of Federico Veiroj.

  • Jorge Jellinek - Jorge
  • Manuel Martínez Carril - Martínez
  • Paola Venditto - Paola
  • Gonzalo Delgado
  • Felipe Arozena
  • Victoria Novick
  • Gonzalo Delgado
  • Inés Bortagary
  • Federico Veiroj
  • Arauco Hernández
  • Auraco Hernández
  • Daniel Yafalián
  • Raúl Locatelli
  • Auraco Hernández
  • Federico Veiroj
  • Leo Masliah & Macunaíma Eduardo Fabini
  • Emilia Carlevaro
Cinekdoque, Mediapro, Versátil Cinema

FiGa Films

35 mm
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