30.09. - 09.10.2021

A Useful Life Uruguay, Spain 2010 | 67 min | OV | Black & White | FF 2010

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.

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Fortyfive-years-old Jorge lives with his parents and has been working at a Film Archive for 25 years. He is a film programmer, he makes technical support, and he conducts the film news show at a radio station in Montevideo. Without any other job experience than working at the Film Archive, Jorge loses his position. A Useful Life explores the way Jorge changes his way of living in order to adapt to the new world that appears to him. After all, maybe movies will help him survive.
Original title: La Vida Útil
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Spanish
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Federico Veiroj
Screenplay: Arauco Hernández, Federico Veiroj
Cast: Jorge Jellinek, Manuel Martínez Carril, Paola Venditto
Producer: Laura Gutman, Juan José López
Director of Photography: Arauco Hernández
Music: Leo Masliah & Macunaíma, Eduardo Fabini
Production Design: Federico Veiroj
Editor: Arauco Hernández, Federico Veiroj
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Format: 35 mm
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