30.09. - 09.10.2021

Acné Uruguay, Argentina, Spain, Mexico 2008 | 87 min | OV | Colour | FF 2008

Federico Veiroj

FEDERICO VEIROJ (*1976) is a director, screenplay writer and producer. Since his tragi-comic debut Acné that was shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG in 2008, he has established himself as a distinctive voice in Uruguayan cinema. His films A Useful Life (2010) und The Apostate (2015) were also shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG.

rated for 0 + years
13-year-old Rafael (Alejandro Tocar) comes from a Montevidean upper-class Jewish family. He takes piano lessons, has a beautician take care of his spots and utterly lacks self-confidence. Although no longer a virgin, he has never kissed a girl, requiring true love as a prerequisite. His adoration for classmate Nicole remains fruitless and he discusses his problem with friends Andy and Rony. An rare insight into the Jewish community of Uruguay and a bittersweet comedy about the pitfalls of growing up.
Original title: Acné
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Spanish
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Federico Veiroj
Screenplay: Federico Veiroj
Cast: Alejandro Tocar, Yoel Bercovici
Producer: Fernando Epstein
Director of Photography: Bárbara Álvarez
Production Design: Gonzalo Delgado
Editor: Fernando Epstein
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: 35 mm
Printsource: Rezo Films International
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World Sales: Rezo Films International,
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Production: Control Z Films; Rizoma Films


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