La Verónica

Local title
Verónica
Original title
La Verónica
Director
Leonardo Medel
Country
Chile
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
REBELS WITH A CAUSE
Genre
/mängufilm/

The life of Veronica, a model and the wife of a famous football player, revolves around her own image. She is very aware of how other (including her own husband) see her and she keeps recreating the image of a successful businesswoman and a good wife at her every step. However, when a tragic accident from the near past is uncovered and the tensions keep piling up inside Verónica, she is forced to admit that real life does not conform to social media filters. Or does it?

The performance of lead actress Mariana Di Girólamo (whom the PÖFF audience saw in Pablo Larrain’s "Ema" a year ago) pulls us ever deeper into the web woven by Verónica. The peculiar visual language also doubtlessly catches the eye: this Chilean film has been shot with a static camera, with Veronica naturally at the centre of the screen. Director and screenwriter Leonardo Medel’s topical and entertaining film offers us an opportunity to look in the mirror and contemplate our own role in creating this world of endless filters and masks.

Liisi Rohumäe

Rebel with a Cause Award

Director
Leonardo Medel
Screenwriter
Leonardo Medel
Cast
Mariana Di Girolamo, Patricia Rivadeneira, Ariel Mateluna, Antonia Giesen, Willy Semler
Producer
Juan Pablo Fernández
DoP
Pedro García
Editor
Daniel Ferreira
Runtime
Language
Spanish

Screenings

Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening080602 / Verónica
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening085003 / Verónica
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening150501 / Verónica
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration