Let’s watch the official US trailer of The Apostate, the upcoming Spanish comedy movie directed by Federico Veiroj based on a script he co-wrote with Alvaro Ogalla,Nicolas Saad, and Gonzalo Delgado and starring Alvaro Ogalla, Barbara Lennie, Vicky Pena, Marta Larralde, and Kaiet Rodriguez:
“Things are not going too well for Gonzalo Montoya. At thirty he has no girlfriend (despite a mutual attraction between his cousin Pilar and himself), he is still a student and has become the despair of his mother. Yet, Gonza is an intelligent, well-bred (if not too well-dressed) and kindhearted young man. Among other things he gets on well with Maité, his downstairs neighbor and proves a wonderful tutor (not to say surrogate father) to her son Antonio. But in the eyes of the conservative society he lives in, he has a major defect, his propensity to think for himself. If he has failed his philosophy exam, it is precisely because he would not duplicate his professor’s views. And now what idea has he got ? To apostatize, nothing less! Needless to say that his decision marks the beginning of a long, long…Way of the Cross!
In this coming-of-age satire told with a gentle nod to the Cohen Brother’s sensibility, The Apostate touches meaningfully on the crisis within the Catholic Church; a crisis that centers on the conflict between tradition and modernity.”
For those who don’t know, apostasy is the abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief.
A poster of the film:
The world would be better off without religion…
The release date of The Apostate is set to September 9, 2016 at Anthology Film Archives in New York City followed by Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and other cities, with a VOD and DVD release to follow on October 25.