• Unrated, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Alicia Scherson
    In Theaters:
    Sep 6, 2013 Limited
    On DVD:
    Dec 2, 2013
  • Strand Releasing


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Il Futuro Reviews

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Jamie S. Rich

There are some interesting plot points and decent performances, particularly from Martelli, but the ending doesn't really bring Scherson's ideas together in an impactful way.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: 2/5

November 14, 2013
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

A counterproductively "literary" film with no satisfying payoffs, Rutger Hauer's blind recluse notwithstanding.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

September 3, 2013
Travis Hopson

One can choose to indulge in the sci-fi flights of fancy seeding Alicia Scherson's Il Futuro (The Future), or become engrossed in its mercurial, hypnotic theme of sexual discovery.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 11, 2013
John Oursler
Village Voice
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Alicia Scherson's enthralling Il Futuro asks the question no one wants to hear: How would you see the world after a personal tragedy?

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 3, 2013
Meredith Borders
Badass Digest

THE FUTURE challenges us and darts out of grasp just when we think we've gotten it, but a day later and I can't stop thinking about it.

Full Review Source: Badass Digest

April 6, 2013
Chris Fyvie
The Skinny

Hauer, absolutely superb, exudes sadness and longing as a hulking, damaged man grasping at the past.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 4/5

July 3, 2013
Glenn Dunks
Glenn Dunks

However, it has a really unique point of view that puts it on par with some of the most adventurous South American cinema of recent years.

Full Review Source: Glenn Dunks | Original Score: B+

September 6, 2013
Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
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a curiously effective coming-of-age tale

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

September 6, 2013
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Ms. Scherson's style - backed wholeheartedly by the cool cinematography of Ricardo de Angelis - may value mood over information, but it's the perfect vehicle for a portrait of two damaged souls grasping for a security they no longer possess.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

September 6, 2013
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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In the complexly stoic Martelli and masterfully craggy, haunted Hauer, an alluringly opaque pas de deux of loss and uncertainty is wonderfully realized.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 24, 2013
Gabe Toro
The Playlist

It seems like a statement that Il Futuro presents simple but intriguing conflicts that nonetheless resolve anti-climactically, denying us an organic end.

Full Review Source: The Playlist | Original Score: B+

September 6, 2013
Alissa Simon
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Even though mood trumps character psychology, the entire cast provides mesmerizing, evocative performances.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 29, 2013
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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Il Futuro, aptly bereft of actual Italians, teases out the idea of thrown-off foreigners, bridged by fluid identities.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

September 3, 2013
Mark Adams
Screen International

An intriguing look at psychologically damaged people struggling to find moments of love and affection in a world conspiring against them.

Full Review Source: Screen International

January 31, 2013
Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Il Futuro is a playful, soulful movie, affecting because it's populated by lost children who can somehow sense they're in a movie.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 4/5

October 24, 2013
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