The titular character in the latest film from Federico Veiroj, whose superb Apostata was presented at Mastercard OFF CAMERA a couple of years ago, is a man going through a mid-life crisis. Belmonte is an artist; we observe him as he prepares for an exhibition of his work at a prestigious gallery. He’s going through a creative upheaval, he’s having problems with his adolescent daughter, and his ex is having a baby with another man—it all contributed to his bleak state of mind. His thoughts turn to the existential and to life’s dilemmas; every day he feels the pain of the inexorable passing of time more acutely. Veiroj, in collaboration with his close friend Gonzalo Delgado, who plays the lead role, create an intimate portrait of a lost man trying to navigate his way through the modern world. The experience of being a single dad, in parallel with a great artistic passion, are the defining elements of this multidimensional representation of a man, in a film full of empathy and understanding. Belmonte is shown in a constant process of re-shaping his identity.
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