This feature debut by López Carrasco is set at a party in 1982 on the eve of the election that was to give Socialist leader Felipe González an absolute majority. We hear a radio report in which he announces his plans for the future: defence of the (still young) democracy, conquering the economic crisis and strengthening the unity of Spain.
At the party that, as El Pais put it, 'lasted so long that 30 years passed before daylight came back,' twenty-somethings and thirty-somethings talk animatedly about relationships, drugs, horoscopes, the ETA, etc. Meanwhile, very cool Spanish new-wave music is playing.
López Carrasco (32) started on The Future when the crisis and budget cuts in Spain had put all plans, initiatives and ideas on hold. The film was also shot without much budget - but shooting it on 16mm helped give this utopian, revolutionary and nostalgic re-enactment much of its power and authenticity.

International title
The Future
Filmmaker
Luis López Carrasco
Country
Spain
Year
2013
Medium
DCP
Length
68’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Luis Manuel Ferrón Ferri, Manuel Calvo Margallo, Roberto Butragueño, Ion de Sosa
Production Company
Encanta Films SL, Elamedia, De Sosa PC
Sales
Elamedia
Writer
Luis E. Parés, Luis López Carrasco
Cinematography
Ion de Sosa, Ion de Sosa
Editor
Sergio Jiménez
Production Design
Víctor Colmenero
Sound Design
Jorge Alarcón, Jaime Lardíés
Cast
Alberto López, Lucía Alonso
Website
http://elfuturo1982.com