Sunday, September 26, 2021

Futura (2021) NYFF 2021


Right before covid hit and then through the next year directors Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi, Alice Rohrwacher traveled across Italy to ask the young people- those almost adults in the work force- about their views of the future.  The resulting film is a portrait of the young of Italy – and the way covid changed people.

Good but wildly over long discussion of the state of a country. The problem with the film is that for all the discussion of the future there is very little variety. Many of the kids look similar and their desires for the future are hopeful (jobs, family, ect), The answers are largely that there is no hope for Italy and they if they want to get ahead they will have to leave. Only the kids who migrated to Italy see it as a place they can have a future. While there is some variety, a discussion of the evils of social media and another on the way kids no longer are learning the past, most this is simply kids saying they want a future but they know it has to be else where over and over again.

This would have been great at half it’s length.

Not really recommended.

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