The Future

Il futuro

95 mins
6.4 / 10 (239)


When their parents die in a car accident, Bianca and Tomas’ life is upended. Things are further complicated when Tomas’ friends invite themselves over to stay. They decide to enlist Bianca for a heist and convince her to seduce a blind, ageing B-movie star to get access to his hidden fortune.

MUBI's take

A surreal, freewheeling adaptation of Robert Bolano’s A Little Lumpen Novelita, this remarkable film from Chilean director Alicia Scherson leaps between genres—from film noir to 50s sci-fi pastiche. Told through a series of flashbacks, The Future is a thrillingly postmodern, magic realist enigma.