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When her parents die in a tragic car accident, adolescent Bianca's universe is suspended. Entrusted with the care of her younger brother, Tomas, she struggles to hold it together. Life is further complicated when Tomas's gym-rat friends invite themselves to stay indefinitely. Using Bianca as a lure for a heist they've concocted, they convince her to initiate a sexual relationship with an enigmatic blind hermit, Maciste (Rutger Hauer). But as the two spend time together, Bianca unexpectedly finds normalcy and acceptance in the aging B-movie star and former Mr. Universe's rococo mansion.
Even though mood trumps character psychology, the entire cast provides mesmerizing, evocative performances.Alissa Simon, Variety, 01.29.2013
In the complexly stoic Martelli and masterfully craggy, haunted Hauer, an alluringly opaque pas de deux of loss and uncertainty is wonderfully realized.Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 10.24.2013
Alicia Scherson's enthralling Il Futuro asks the question no one wants to hear: How would you see the world after a personal tragedy?John Oursler, Village Voice, 09.03.2013
Ms. Scherson's style - backed wholeheartedly by the cool cinematography of Ricardo de Angelis - may value mood over information, but it's the perfect vehicle for a portrait of two damaged souls grasping for a security they no longer possess.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 09.05.2013