Tiempos futuros

V. Checa

Talents Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Spain, Germany 85 min Catalan premiere


It never rains in Lima. Teo (12) lives with his father Luis, a former physics professor and inventor, who is obsessed in creating a rain machine. Teo helps him in his duty. Beca (16) is the leader of an espionage band who is aware of Teo’s many talents and suggests him to join the band. When Luis’ apartment is about to get seized, Teo accepts her proposal. The money he makes helps Luis to concentrate on the machine. But the more Teo gets involved with the band, the more he hesitates about his father. Teo confronts him and puts their relationship in risk. When Teo leaves the apartment and abandons him, a humiliated Luis will turn the machine to its maximum power to prove his son he’s not mad, before their relationship breaks forever.

Presented by the director


Latin American CinemaChildhoodFirst FeatureSci-fi & Fantasy


V. Checa

Director and screenwriter, he studied at the International Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba) and in New York, and has participated in the Locarno Filmmakers Academy and Berlinale Talents. His films have been selected at festivals such as Tallinn, Locarno or Montreal, among others. His first feature, Tiempos futuros, won development awards in Malaga, Lima and Viña de Mar.

Filmography: Tiempos futuros (2021, D'A 2022), Perform (short, 2017), Louis Trent (short, 2013), Jauregui (short, 2009), Salvador (short, 2008), Las palabras que no suenan (short, 2007)

V. Checa

Film information

Original Title: The Shape of Things to Come
Director: V. Checa
Script: V. Checa, Víctor Huizar
Contact: Mr. Miyagi
With: Lorenzo Molina, Fernando Bacilio
Country: Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Spain, Germany
Year: 2021
Format: DCP
Length: 85 min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Edition: 2022


Tiempos futuros