"In case of doubt, do not act." (From the film)


SUMMARY

How hard could it be to renonunce faith? The preposterous struggle of a Spanish man with the Catholic Church.

If a human figure were to be created out of the contrast set by the churches in Madrid and the city's cosmopolitan atmosphere, his name would be Gonzalo Tamayo. In love with his cousin, constantly running errands for his father and stuck with only one credit to finish his degree in philosophy, Gonzalo's life is a mess. In an attempt to evade the impositions of the people around him, he decides to alter his self-history starting from renouncing his family-imposed faith and deleting his records from the books of the Catholic Church. He is yet unaware of the rollercoaster ride that awaits him. Co-written by Alvaro Ogalla who performs the lead role comfortably in his acting debut and the director Federico Veiroj, The Apostate is a brilliant, absurd comedy with implications of Buñuel's surrealism.

FESTIVALS

2015 TORONTO, HAMBURG, SAN SEBASTIAN

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Federico Veiroj was born in 1976 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He studied social communications. He is a director and producer, known for Acné (2008) and A Useful Life (2010). The Apostate (2015) is his latest film.

CREDITS


  • Director
    FEDERICO VEIROJ
  • Screenplay
    FEDERICO VEIROJ, GONZALO DELGADO, NICOLAS SAAD, ALVARO OGALLA
  • Cinematography
    ARAUCO HERNÁNDEZ
  • Editing
    FERNANDO FRANCO
  • Cast
    ALVARO OGALLA, MARTA LARRALDE, BÁRBARA LENNIE, VICKY PEÑA, KAIET RODRÍGUEZ, JUAN CALOT, ANDRÉS GERTRUDIX, JAIME CHÁVARRI, MERCEDES HOYOS
  • Producer
    GUADALUPE BALAGUER TRELLES, FERNANDO FRANCO, FEDERICO VEIROJ, MARIA MARTIN STANLEY
  • Production Co.
    FERDYDURKE FILMS, CINEKDOQUE/LOCAL FILMS, LA VIE EST BELLE FILMS ASSOCIÉS
  • Distributor
    FIGA FILMS
  • Sound
    Alvaro Silva, Daniel Yafalián,