THE FUTURE PERFECT

EL FUTURO PERFECTO

By Nele WOHLATZ

MURILLO CINE - as PROD

Art - Culture - Completed 2016

Xiaobin, a young Chinese in Buenos Aires, has to deal with the contradictions of her new everyday life. She does so, using the film as a rehearsal room.

Festivals
& Awards

Locarno 2016
Swatch First Film Award; Special Mention Youth Jury; Boccalino de Oro della Critica Independiente
Carbonia 2016
Best Fiction Film
Mostra Sao Paulo 2016
First Film Competition
Viennale 2016
Official Selection
JIHLAVA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2016
Official Selection (Doc-fi)
CPH:PIX 2016
International Competition
LISBON ESTORIL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
International Competition
AFI FEST 2016
Gran Jury Award - Section: New Auteurs
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, First film
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 65 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nele WOHLATZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Nele WOHLATZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Cecilia SALIM (Murillo Cine), Nele WOHALTZ
    • Synopsis
    • Xiaobin is 17 and unable to speak a word in Spanish, when she arrives to Argentina. However, just a few days later, she’s already given a new name, Beatriz, and a job at a Chinese supermarket. Her family lives in the parallel universe of their laundromat, aparted from the Argentineans. Hiding from her parents, Xiaobin starts saving money and signs up at a language school. Whatever she learns in Spanish class, she tries it out on the street. After learning the lesson ‘Setting up an appointment’ she sets up a date with an Indian client of the supermarket. She can hardly communicate herself with Vijay. Nevertheless, they start a secret relationship. After practicing the conditional, the tense of the hypothetical future, imagination springs into her new life and Xiaobin starts to think about her future. What could happen if her parents find out about her Indian boyfriend? The better her Spanish gets, the more Xiaobin intervenes in the writing of the film. Her Chinese classmates comment on the ongoing as a choir. The Perfect Future becomes a rehearsal room for the new life of Xiaobin.