the future perfect

2016 - 65 min - Hybrid Documentary - Argentina
With the Support of INCAA and Mecenazgo Cultural.


Xiaobin recently arrived in Argentina from China. She tries on names in Spanish as if she were trying on costumes, to see which suits her. She tries out new gestures to give her new role a body. She speaks the language although she doesn’t master it until she has convinced herself about her speech. Meanwhile, she uses the film as a rehearsal room to try out her possible futures.


Directed by Nele Wohlatz
Screenplay: Nele Wohlatz
Producers: Cecilia Salim and Nele Wohlatz
Executive Production: Cecilia Salim
Cinematography: Roman Kasseroller and Agustina San Martín
Sound Design: Nahuel Palenque
Editor: Ana Godoy


Xiaobin Zhang, Saroj Kumar Malik, Mian Jiang, Dong Xi Wang y Nahuel Pérez Biscayart


Winner Bal – BAFICI 2016
Docmontevideo 2015
Docstation Berlinale Talent 2015


Locarno Film Festival, Cineasti del Presente 2016. Awards: Pardo de Oro, Swatch to Best Film and Special Jury Mention
Mar del Plata Film Festival , International Competition
Afi Fest Jury Award
Cambonia Film Festival Best Film Award
Zinebi – Best Film Award
Costa Rica Film Festival -Special Jury Award
D’A Barcelona – Critic Award
São Paulo, Brazil Sample
Macao Film Festival