Friday, May. 3, 2019 – Saturday, May. 4, 2019
Appearance by director Federico Veiroj
In Federico Veiroj’s fourth feature, Javier (Gonzalo Delgado) prepares for an upcoming exhibition of his work. However, his thoughts center on his daughter and the fact that his ex-wife is having a baby with her new husband, creating a new family dynamic that does not include him. His pessimistic nature is reflected in his paintings’ melancholic undertones that emerge despite their bold colors and sensuality. As Javier struggles to stay true to himself as both an artist and a parent, his relationship with his daughter brings him light.
Friday, May 3: 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 4: 6 p.m.
About the speaker: Federico Veiroj (born 1976) is a Uruguayan and Spanish film director, writer, and producer. He coproduced, wrote, and directed three feature films: Acne (2008), premiered at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight; A Useful Life (2010), premiered at Toronto Film Festival; The Apostate (2015), premiered at San Sebastián International Film Festival’s official competition, where it received the Jury’s Special Mention and FIPRESCI award. Belmonte is his fourth feature film. Veiroj is currently shooting the feature film Thus Spoke the Moneybroker, a coproduction of Uruguay, Argentina, and Germany.
“Belmonte is both a tender portrait of a single father trying to connect with his young daughter and a quirky portrait of a borderline tormented artist.” - Quelle Movies
“Belmonte is a film about a male artist who values his family life as much as his art, if not more. It's not only refreshing: it's genuinely sexy.” - Cinema Scope
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Special Offers / Dining
Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.
Events at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Jan. 30 – Dec. 29, 2019
Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait
Feb. 12 – Aug. 4, 2019
Fear and Wonder: Sublime Landscapes on Paper—Selections from the Museum’s Collection
Mar. 16 – Sep. 8, 2019
Between Play and Grief: Selections from the Latino American Collection
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