The Future Perfect (El futuro perfecto)

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With only 17 years, Xiabon leaves the Asian continent to settle in Argentina, although he does not speak a single word in Spanish. A few days later, she adopts a new name, Beatriz, and starts working in a Chinese supermarket. Her family, now living away from her, make a living in a laundry. The young woman will save money in secret and register in a language school, with the intention of progressing and having a better quality of life.


Critic Reviews for The Future Perfect (El futuro perfecto)

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (15)

  • There is gentle comedy here, and a real rooting interest deriving from Ms. Zhang's committed, never-a-false-note performance. The film's unusual perspective makes it a distinctive and potentially enriching experience.

    Sep 13, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Each neorealist story thread doubles as a case study for how our ever-shrinking world redefines culture and communication, but played as a downbeat comedy of misunderstandings in which Xiaobin mimics Buster Keaton's expressionless disenchantment.

    Sep 13, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Wryly amusing, intriguingly stylized.

    May 5, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Such an unpretentious delight that it would be a shame to relegate it to specialty streaming sites.

    May 5, 2017 | Full Review…

    Jay Weissberg

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  • The Future Perfect (also known as El Futuro Perfecto) is a charming, honest portrayal of the human's ability to adapt.

    Aug 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • [Nele] Wohlatz offers a perceptive, empathetic, very tender picture of how it might feel to be an 18-year-old Chinese woman arriving in Buenos Aires and working to carve out a new independent life and identity.

    Mar 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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