Total runtime 105min
And the hits keep coming. Our second event with LMFF will be a rare screening of Locarno 2016's First Feature Award, presented by MUBI, alongside two wonderful shorts.
It’s not very often that a film is smart and modest at the same time. With El Futuro Perfecto, German-born, Argentina-based Nele Wohlatz has made an impossibly humble comedy, unassumingly clever and irresistibly warm, so empathetic in capturing what being a foreigner feels like that will restore your hope in humanity.
When discussing the migration, cultural differences, and especially language, are often conjured up as a unfortunate hurdle. These three films are a love letter to the unexpected, awkward and enriching experience of growing up in a strange new world.
This event was made possible by the support of MUBI
El Futuro Perfecto
Best First Feature - Locarno International Film Festival
New Auteurs Grand Jury Award - AFI FEST
Official Competition - Rotterdam International Film Festival
Xiaobin, a young Chinese immigrant in Buenos Aires, tries to find her own way through the jungle of contradictions in her new everyday life.
dir. Nele Wohlatz, Argentina. 66min
Toprak (UK Premiere)
Jury Prize - Hollywood Turkish Film Festival
Best Short Film - Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Awards
Toprak, 8, translates for his parents who can't speak French. Today, he goes to the hospital with them for his mother's second trimester ultrasound. He will be the first one to know if the twin babies are brothers or sisters.
dir. Onur Yagiz, France. 11min
Exotique (UK Premiere)
Audience Award - L'entre-court Festival, Paris
Philomène, a Parisian teenager of African origin, loves Bastien, a guy in her class. But with her frizzy hair, she doesn't feel she has the weapons of seduction to challenge all those girls with sleek hair. So she gets a weave. Philomène lives this 'capillary change' as a metamorphosis.
dir. Soraya Milla, France. 18min