Uruguay

EL APÓSTATA

An existential comedy of a Spanish man trying to apostate from the Catholic Church.

Regie: Federico Vejroj
Urugay/England/Frankreich 2015
80min, OF­eUT

MASANGELES (POLVO NUESTRO QUE ESTÁS EN LOS CIELOS)

Eines Tages bringt der Politiker Aurelio Saavedra seine 7-jährige uneheliche Tochter Masangeles wegen des unerwarteten Selbstmordes ihrer Mutter mit zu ihm nach Hause. Sie findet sich plötzlich in einer neuen Situation, lernt aber schnell, sich dieser selbstbezogenen Familie anzupassen. Die Jahre vergehen. Durch die Revolution steht das Land in Flammen. Masangeles verliebt sich in ihren Halbbruder Santiago, der die Rebellen unterstützt und wird von ihm schwanger. Flucht scheint der einzige Ausweg.

Uruguay/BE 2008
Regie: Béatriz Flores Silva
122 min, 35mm, Farbe, OF mit engl. U
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EL ÚLTIMO TREN

An Uruguayan railroad preservation club, made up of small group of retired workers, kidnaps the last operating steam locomotive in Uruguay when a foreign businessman threatens to purchase the artifact and relocate it to an amusement park in the United States. Government authorities along with the local representative of the U.S. business set out immediately to recover the hostage train from the „criminal“ band of senior patriots.

Argentinien/E/UY 2002
Regie: Diego Arsuaga
93 min, 35 mm, Farbe, OF mit dt. UT
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LA VIDA ÚTIL – A USEFUL LIFE

The Cinemateca Uruguaya has existed for over 50 years. Now its time has come as nobody comes up for the rent and maintainence anymore. In this fictional tale which’s black and white picture appears as dusty as the old cinema itself we accompany Jorge, one of the cranky people running the house during his last days of duty and see him as a bent man. No wonder, without the cinematheque he is nothing but a filmical quote. Fortunately life goes on – with a little drama added through the use of the film score. read more

MATAR A TODOS – KILL THEM ALL

In 1993, while democracy is trying to settle in Latin America, a man flees through the forest of Uruguay and seeks help in a police station. He identifies himself as a Chilean who was held prisoner. Then he disappears. Julia, the judge in charge of the case, soon discovers that the police are trying to erase its traces and that the man who vanished was the former chemist in Pinochet’s secret police. She must also face her own father and brother, who have decided to divert her from the path leading to the truth. read more

Parabellum

A feeling of uncertainty hovers above Buenos Aires. A voice on the radio talks about looted supermarkets, vandalism and riots in the streets. Earthquakes and storms have triggered a serious depression across the country. The 45-year-old geologist Hernán therefore decides to move on from his comfortable life to prepare for the alleged doomsday in a survival camp at the Tigre Delta, a widely ramose maze of islands, rivers and channels. PARABELLUM shows how people change when disconnected from social norms. read more

WHISKY

When his long-lost brother resurfaces, Jacobo, desperate to prove his life has added up to something, looks to scrounge up a wife. He turns to Marta, an employee at his sock factory, with whom he has a prickly relationship. The owner of a sock factory in Montevideo, and Marta, his employee, realize that their estranged relationship needs to change when Jacobo‘s long-lost brother prompting them to pose as a married couple.

Uruguay 2004
Regie: Juan-Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll
94 min, 35 mm, Farbe, OF mit dt. UT
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