The Future Perfect (El futuro perfecto) (2016)



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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 (14) | Top Critics (4)

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…
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[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…

The charm of this experimental film lies in its intellectual complexity, its lack of pretension, and the obvious intelligence and strength of Xiaobin-the character and the real woman.

Jan 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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