La vida útil
A Useful Life

Federico Veiroj

Uruguay, Drama, 2010
63 min, 35mm, Black & White
Spanish with English subtitles


After twenty-five years of working at the Cinemateca Uruguaya film archive, Jorge (real-life Uruguayan critic Jorge Jellinek), still finds inspiration in caring for the films and audiences that grace the seats and screen of his beloved arthouse cinema. But when dwindling attendance and diminishing support force the theater to close its doors, Jorge, who has never worked anywhere else except in film, loses his job. Once faced with unemployment, the line between reality and fantasy becomes blurred. Winner of the award for Best Fictional Feature Film at the Havana Film Festival.


Texas Premiere


Federico_Veiroj_webFederico Veiroj was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1976. Veiroj's first feature, Acné, participated in over 60 film festivals, including Toronto, Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand and Gijón. He was also involved in the Juan Pablo Rebella / Pablo Stoll feature films 25 watts and Whisky.






Producer: Laura Gutman, Juan José López
Production Companies: Cinekdoque
Screenwriter: Inés Bortagaray, Arauco Hernández, Gonzalo Delgado, Federico Veiroj
Cinematographer: Arauco Hernández
Editor: Arauco Hernández, Federico Veiroj
Sound Design: Raúl Locatelli, Daniel Yafalián
Music: Leo Masliah, Macunaíma, Eduardo Fabini
Cast: Jorge Jellinek, Manuel Martínez Carril, Paola Venditto
Print Source: Jeremy Quist - The Global Film Initiative, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


la vida util


Alamo South Lamar - Tue. April 26 6:30 PM
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