Join us in celebrating the Oregon State University International Film Festival, organized and hosted by the School of Language, Culture, and Society in partnership with the School of Writing, Literature, and Film. Founded in 2009, the annual festival showcases different perspectives in contemporary filmmaking from around the world.
Film Synopsis: A sixty-five minute film is always a difficult commodity to place, yet “The Future Perfect” is such an unpretentious delight that it would be a shame to relegate it to specialty streaming sites or obscure sections at festivals. By replicating the quasi-stilted dialogue and stiffness of language classes, which Wohlatz has spill out of the classroom and into daily conversation, the film disarmingly grants deeper life to the immigrant experience than what’s usually seen in much more dramatic affairs. Very few audiences won’t be charmed by Nele Wohlatz’s creatively original take on a Chinese teen immigrant in Argentina, and Locarno’s prize for best first feature should help break down some barriers.
Eighteen-year-old Xiaobin (Zhang Xiaobin) is a recent émigré in Buenos Aires, where she’s rejoined her family after an unspecified time living apart. She’s got a job in a deli, but her Spanish is so poor she can’t understand the customers, and she’s fired. She easily finds supermarket work, which is where she meets Indian immigrant Vijay (Saroj Malik), a customer who asks her on a date.
Suggested donation is $5 for the general public and free for anyone with an Oregon State University ID, Oregon State University alumni, and veterans.
Sunday, November 11 at 7:00pm
Darkside Cinema 215 SW 4th Street, Corvallis, 97333