World Perspectives / UK premiere

Il Futuro (The Future)

  • Alicia Scherson /
  • Italy, Chile, Germany, Spain /
  • 2013 /
  • 95 mins

Manuela Martelli, Rutger Hauer, Luigi Ciardo, Alessandro Giallocosta, Nicolas Vaporidis

Planning to rob a reclusive, blind millionaire, a girl becomes intimately involved with her target.

Alicia Scherson

Alicia Scherson was born in Santiago de Chile in 1974. After graduating as a biologist she studied filmmaking in the Escuela de Cine de Cuba, EICTV and then received a Master in Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her first feature, Play, was shot in Chile and premiered in 2005 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, where it received the Best Director Award. It went on to win 14 other international awards, including Montreal Films du Monde, Karlovy Vary, La Habana and Indie Lisboa. Her second feature, Turistas, premiered in the Tiger Competition at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2009. Scherson now lives in Chile where she works as a film teacher at Universidad de Chile.

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