22 Jul

The Best Thing You Can Do with Your Life

17:00 HS / Sala Zitarrosa


When my brother joined the Legionaries of Christ after finishing school, he disappeared from our lives. We can only visit him once a year. His superiors are even allowed to read the letters we send him. I hate them. Why did my brother choose them to be his new family? Eight years pass by before I visit him in his monastery in Connecticut. And I get my brother back — finally.

Director: Zita Erffa / Production company: Petruvski Films, Ojo de Vaca / Executive production: Petruvski Films, Ojo de Vaca, HFF Munich, con el apoyo del CCC México / Cinematography: Bruno Santamaría Razo / Edition: Zita Erffa / Sound: Gerhard Auer

Country: Mexico, Germany / Year: 2018 / Duration: 93' / Format: DCP

Awards and festivals:

Honorable Mention ‘Best Direction’ of the Mezcal Prize of the Guadalajara International Film Festival. Berlinale FICCI, Colombia. Dok.Fest Muncih. EDOCS. Karlovy Vary. The project took part in the DocMontevideo’s Pitching.



You can buy your ticket for this movie for $UY 150 in tickantel or in the box office.
Participants accredited to DocMontevideo and holders of the Documentary Week Pass have free access presenting their credential.

After the exhibition, case study with:

Bruno Santamaría

Bruno Santamaría (Mexico) has a degree in Communication and Cinematography from CCC. He works as a documentary cinematographer and director. Among his works include Margarita, The best thing you can do with your life and Artemio. He has the grant of FONCA and is currently working on his second film as director.


José Ma. Ciganda

José Ma. Ciganda (Uruguay). Filmmaker, Director of Photography. Teacher. He has worked in the documentary, advertising, fiction and television areas. He was Director of TV Ciudad (2001-2002) and Management Advisor at TNU (2009-2010)

Estimated duration: 45 minutes

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