When the parents of Bianca and Tomas suddenly die, the teenagers are left alone. The brother and sister try to carry on with their lives, made more difficult by the bright blue-green light that keeps them awake at night. Two friends persuade Bianca to work for Maciste, an old film star, as his ‘lady companion’. He is thought to have hidden a lot of cash in his villa - which could bring a better future for Tomas and Bianca.
Il futuro, surprisingly enough the first filming of a novel by Roberto Bolaño, is as much about the past as it is about the future. This is primarily expressed in the figure of Maciste (a beautiful role by Rutger Hauer, with a nod to a famous role from his own past).
Unexpressed emotions that are also tangible and an almost matter-of-fact magic realism, a soundtrack that tears and then is light, the play of light and darkness - these paradoxes in Scherson’s third feature are very cleverly forged into a whole.

International title
The Future
Filmmaker
Alicia Scherson
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Chile, Germany, Italy, Spain
Year
2013
Medium
DCP
Length
94’
Language
Italian, English
Producer
Bruno Bettati
Production Company
Jirafa
Sales
Visit Films
Writer
Alicia Scherson, based on a novel by Roberto Bolaño
Cinematography
Ricardo de Angelis
Editor
Soledad Salfate, Ana Alvarez Ossorio
Production Design
Tim Pannen, Marta Zani, Sebastián Muñoz
Sound Design
Miguel Hormazábal
Music
Caroline Chaspoul, Eduardo Henriquez
Cast
Luigi Ciardo, Alessandro Giallocosta, Manuela Martelli, Rutger Hauer
Website
http://www.jirafa.cl/#!il-futuro/ctou