*El futuro perfecto (The Future Perfect).* 2016. Argentina. Directed by Nele Wohlatz. Courtesy of Murillo Cine

El futuro perfecto (The Future Perfect). 2016. Argentina. Directed by Nele Wohlatz. 65 min.

Winner of the Best First Feature prize at the 2016 Locarno Film Festival, Wohlatz’s assured debut is a playful, exceptionally idea-rich work of fiction with documentary fragments. Seventeen-year-old Xiaobin arrives in Argentina from China unable to speak Spanish. Employed at a Chinese grocery store, she saves up enough money to pay for language classes, and enters into a secret romance with a young Indian man, Vijay. As she begins to grasp the Spanish language’s conditional tense, she imagines a constellation of possible futures.

Tres oraciones sobre la Argentina (Three Sentences About Argentina). 2016. Argentina. Directed by Nele Wohlatz. 5 min.

Nele Wohlatz transposes archival footage of Argentinian skiers into prompts for language exercises in this short made as part of an omnibus feature for the Buenos Aires Film Museum.

Accompanied by Tres oraciones sobre la Argentina (Three Sentences About Argentina). 2016. Directed by Nele Wohlatz

  1. Monday, March 20,
    6:30 p.m.

  2. Saturday, March 18,
    9:00 p.m.

    Followed by a discussion with Wohlatz
    T2, Theater 2
This film accompanies New Directors/New Films 2017.