A group of youngsters are drinking and dancing in an apartment. The socialist victory in the 1982 elections is announced and the attempted coup d’état of 1981 seems far away. But a black hole that will devour everything in its path is approaching at great speed.
“El Futuro tries to critically look at the values and customs that Spanish society acquired stunningly fast at the beginning of the ’80s. These were values, behaviors, and new ways of living that I have also shared and lived. One of the people I interviewed while researching this period told me: “With the socialist victory of 1982, we thought that everything had been achieved when in reality, everything was still left to be done.” It was as if the Spanish middle class had mixed up democracy and consumerism. The main idea of the film is to reflect how young people in the ’80s, ’90s, and XXI Century share the same social codes about leisure, sexual relationships, political commitment, and labor issues. As well as how in 1982 we can find the seed of the economic crisis we are currently living 30 years later.”
Luis López Carrasco
Luis López Carrasco is a filmmaker, a writer and a visual artist. In 2008 he co-founded Los Hijos, an experimental cinema and documentary collective. Their work has been shown in numerous international film festivals and contemporary art centers. Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Distrital Film Festival, Lima Independiente Film Festival, CGAI and Arteleku dedicated monographic focus of their work. Their first feature-length film, Los materiales was awarded with the Jean Vigo Prize for Best Direction (Punto de Vista International Film Festival 2010) and International Jury’s Special Mention (FiD Marseille 2010). It was also chosen by Cahiers du Cinema Spain magazine as one of the 10 best “invisible” films of 2010 (films awarded in festivals but without commercial release in Spain). The Future is his first solo feature-length film. His following work, El año del descubrimiento, won the Grand Prix at Cinéma du réel 2020.
Encanta Films (Manuel Calvo), Luis Ferrón, Ion de Sosa Filmproduktion (Ion de Sosa), Elamedia (Roberto Butragueno)
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