Chile

THE FUTURE [Il futuro]

Chilean filmmaker Alicia Scherson adapts a novel by celebrated author Roberto Bolaño in this edgy and imaginative Rome-set drama. Orphaned by a tragic car accident, teens Bianca (Manuela Martelli) and Tomas (Luigi Ciardo) struggle to adapt to their new life and sudden adulthood. Tomas falls under the influence of two gym-rat hustlers, who concoct a scheme to rob reclusive, blind former Mr. Universe and B-movie star Maciste (Rutger Hauer), by sending Bianca up to his walled villa as a call girl. But after spending time in the company of the charming and gentle giant, Bianca rethinks her situation, and who's calling the shots. Official Selection, 2013 Sundance, Rotterdam Film Festivals.

DIR/SCR Alicia Scherson, from the novel "Una novelita lumpen" by Roberto Bolaño; PROD Bruno Bettati, Christoph Friedel, Mario Mazzarotto, Emanuele Nespeca, Luis Angel Ramirez, Claudia Steffen. Italy/Chile/Germany/Spain, 2013, color, 94 min. In English, Italian and Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED S V L

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