Nele Wohlatz

Argentina 65 min min Fiction


A smart and innovative look at the possible futures of a young Chinese immigrant to Buenos Aires, told in the stilted language of an elementary Spanish textbook. *Catalan première

Festivals and Awards
Best First Feature in Locarno


Nele Wohlatz

Born and raised in Germany, Nele Wohlatz has been working in Argentina for many years and has already stablished herself as a fresh voice in Latin American cinema today. After co-creating Ricardo Bär, the filmmaker wrote and directed her solo feature debut. I interviewed the filmmaker about El Futuro Perfecto, which will have its world premiere as part of the Filmmakers of the Present competition at the 69th Locarno Film Festival.

Filmography: El futuro perfecto (2016), La mochila perfecta (Curt, 2014), Ricardo Bär (2013), Schneeränder (Curt, 2009), Novios del Campo (Curt, 2009)

Nele Wohlatz

Film information

Original Title: The Future Perfect
Director: Nele Wohlatz
Script: Pío Longo, Nele Wohlatz
With: Xiaobin Zhang, Saroj Kumar Malik, Mian Jiang
Country: Argentina
Year: 2016
Format: DCP
Length: 65 min min
Language: Spanish, Mandarin
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2017