AAAFF: El Futuro Perfecto (The Future Perfect)
Austin Asian American Film Festival presents: El Futuro Perfecto (The Future Perfect), a film by Nele Wohlatz
Argentina, 2016, Drama/Docufiction, 65 min
Spanish, Mandarin with English Subtitles
Cine Las Americas International Film Festival co-presents this program in partnership with the Austin Asian American Film Festival.
Discounts are valid only for advanced online purchase through EventBrite, which will expire on December 6th, the day before the festival begins. Regular priced walk-up badges, passes and tickets will be available at the festival box office on the day of the screening.
Recently arrived in Argentina, 18 year-old Xiaobin (Xiaobin Zhang) is struggling with her Spanish: at her job in a market she does okay with the names of things but struggles with quantities. She enrolls in Spanish classes with her saved wages and as her grasp of the language improves, her world expands, and our glimpses of her life become richer and more expressive.
THE FUTURE PERFECT takes on an unusual question — what is it like to think and imagine in a language you’re still learning — with equal parts assurance and idiosyncrasy. Working with an inexperienced cast, director Nele Wohlatz uses her inarticulate characters to play out stories about communication, fantasy, and relationships. – A. Modi
|Cine Las Americas fans may also be interested in MIXED MATCH by Jeff Chiba Stearns (In Attendance).
Canada, 2016, Documentary, 96 min
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