Moving forward 2011
Useful Life
  • Director: Federico Veiroj

    (Montevideo, b. 1976) majored in Social Communications Sciences. He worked at the Uruguayan Cinematheque, the Spanish Film Library and he is a Film Programmer. He has produced and directed short-films since 1996. Acne (2008), his first feature film, premiered at the Director’s Fortnight (Cannes, 2008) and won several awards at various film festivals. La vida étil (A Useful Life) is his second feature film.

Spain,  Uruguay,  2010,  67 min.
Cast:
Jorge Jellinek
Section:
Moving forward

Jorge still lives with his parents at the age of 45. He has been the film programmer and technical support at the cinémathéque for 25 years. He also has a news show at a Montevideo radio station where he conducts interviews and talks about movies with filmmakers. Jorge’s life is consumed by movies. Because attendance is down, the cinémathéque struggles to make a profit and shuts down, leaving Jorge unemployed. With no other skill, for the first time he is forced to change his way of life in order to adapt to the new world he faces. In the end, maybe the movies will help him survive.

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