The Future Perfect

This event took place Jan 13 - Jan 14, 2018

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

Nele Wohlatz
1h 5m


** Co-presented with MUBI **

Slipping documentary fragments into a fiction narrative, director Nele Wohlatz intimately describes the culture shock experienced by Xiaobin, a 17-year-old Chinese girl attempting to make her way in Argentina who finds shelter in a furtive romance with Vijay, a young Indian who she meets in her language class. Wohlatz’s sui generis debut finds a startling, innovative, fluid form to echo its subject’s ongoing mastery of the conditional tense, which encourages her to imagine possible futures.

“Sharply self-reflexive, with a serious underlay of philosophical inquiry, the film features a deliciously downbeat performance from Zhang Xiaobin. It’s simply a delight to find a film that’s so insightful about issues of identity, exile, language and self—and at the same time, so elegantly funny.” – Jonathan Romney, Film Comment

“La película – que evita el pintoresquismo y los lugares comunes – jamás deja de fascinar. Hay tantas búsquedas e ideas en El futuro perfecto que se le perdona su “presente imperfecto.” Se trata de un ensayo, una reconstrucción ficcional y un diario íntimo sobre lo que significa para una joven extranjera conocer y ganarse un lugar en una urbe hostil como Buenos Aires.” – Diego Battle, Otros Cines

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