The Apostate (El apóstata)

The Apostate (El apóstata)

The Apostate (El apóstata)

Existential Spanish comedy about a young man who finds himself navigating the baffling, labyrinthine bureaucracy of the Catholic Church when he attempts to formally renounce his faith. From Uruguay’s Federico Veiroj (A Useful Life).

"Gonzalo Tamayo (Alvaro Ogalla) is at a point of crisis. In love with his cousin, engaged in dubious errands for his crooked father, and struggling to complete one final credit for his university degree in philosophy, Tamayo resolves that making a break with his family, and his past, will make a solid statement about who he is. To this end, he decides to apostatise: to formally withdraw his name from the Catholic Church and renounce a faith that he feels is a burden imposed back when he was too young to choose for himself.

"The Apostate, the luminous third feature from Veiroj, follows our unlikely hero on a journey founded on a symbolic - if increasingly grand - gesture. Tamayo battles verbally with word-twisting priests, obfuscating bishops, and his frustrated mother over his very personal desire to have his name nixed from Catholic records and be officially excommunicated at last." (Toronto International Film Festival)

201580 minsSpain, France, UruguaySpanish with English subtitles
ComedyWorld Cinema
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Variety

Variety

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Details one man's attempts to leave the Catholic church with irony and a touch of Bunuel.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Weighty matters, tackled with a wonderful lightness of touch.

Variety

Variety

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Details one man's attempts to leave the Catholic church with irony and a touch of Bunuel.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Weighty matters, tackled with a wonderful lightness of touch.

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