futuro perfecto

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El futuro perfecto

The Future Perfect

Nele Wohlatz
Argentinien, 2016
Fiction, 65min, OmeU

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El futuro perfecto

Nele Wohlatz
Argentinien, 2016
Fiction, 65min, OmeU

Cast: 
Zhang Xiaobin
Saroj Kumar Malik
Jiang Mian
Wang Dong Xi
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart
Screenplay: 
Nele Wohlatz
Sound: 
Nahuel Palenque
Camera: 
Roman Kasseroller
Agustina San Martín
Editor: 
Ana Godoy
Composer: 
Federico Orio

Production: 
Murillo Cine
World Sales: 
Murillo Cine
Format: 
DCP
Color

It takes skill to successfully handle heavy issues with a light touch, but that’s what writer-director Nele Wohlatz pulls off with her delightfully original documentary/fiction hybrid, EL FUTURO PERFECTO. In this wryly amusing, intriguingly stylized tale of a Chinese teenager in Buenos Aires, appealing newcomer Xiaobin Zhang is as a lightly fictionalized version of Wohlatz herself: an 18-year-old whose confidence in her new country steadily grows as she attends Spanish-language classes with other Chinese immigrants. They rely on role-playing exercises which allow the students to perform simulations of everyday scenarios. They sometimes adopt the cipher-like personas of rudimentary characters, as when Xiaobin “becomes” Spanish nurse Beatriz. Soon she is holding courtship with Vijay, an Indian immigrant. (Neil Young)

In the presence of Nele Wohlatz.

With DEAR RENZO