Programme

LA VERÓNICA

Leonardo Medel

Chile, 2020 / 100 min / Spanish OV with Englishc subt. / Drama

Verónica Lara, the wife of an international football star, is being investigated for the death of her first child.

The life of Verónica Lara, a model who enjoys huge popularity on social media and the wife of an international football star, revolves around her own image. She is very aware of how others see her and she keeps recreating the image of a successful businesswoman and a good wife and mother at her every step. However, she sees her world fall apart around her when she learns that she's the prime suspect in an investigation into the murder of her first daughter, killed 10 years ago. Amid the pressure of the investigation, her marriage is on the verge of breakdown and she begins to feel jealous of Amanda, her new-born daughter. Verónica will have to admit that real life does not conform to social media filters.

“The peculiar visual language 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, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

 

Screenings
Wed 10/03 16:00 Ciné Utopia ES OV with EN subt. Public https://luxfilmfestfilms.megatix.be/en/HO00003358
Thu 11/03 10:00 Online ES OV with EN subt. Public https://online.luxfilmfest.lu/film/la-veronica/
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Mariana Di Girolamo, Patricia Rivadeneira, Ariel Mateluna, Antonia Giesen, Willy Semler
Screenplay 
Leonardo Medel
Cinematographer 
Pedro García
Sound 
Daniel Ferreira
Set 
Roberto Torres
Music 
Carlos Cabezas, Sol Aravena
Production 
Merced
Distribution 
Films Boutique
Biography

Born in 1983 in Concepción, Chile, Leonardo Medel is a film director and screenwriter. After graduating from the Film School of Chile, he co-founded the production company Merced and made his feature debut with Papá o 36 mil juicios de un mismo suceso (2008). He has been involved in the development of new cinematic experiences through feature films, interactive projects, and VR. La Verónica (2020) is his fifth feature.

Filmography
  • 2020 – La Verónica
  • 2018 – Hotel Zentai
  • 2016 – Coach
  • 2016 – Constitución (VR short)
  • 2009 – The Bubble-Wand Remixes
  • 2008 – Papá o 36 mil juicios de un mismo suceso
  • 2004 – Santa Lucía.Zip (short)