After a tragic car accident leaves them as orphans, Bianca, the older sibling, is thrust into a parental role where she must look after both herself and her younger brother Tomas. When two of Tomas' significantly older friends start living with them, they group concocts an elaborate scheme to rob an aging movie star and one-time actor Maciste, who has recently gone blind due to an accident. Bianca is enlisted to seduce Maciste in an effort to find and access his hidden fortune. Alicia Scherson's Il Furturo is a coming of age story of sorts, taking a unique viewpoint in exploring loneliness, loss, and companionship. The relationship between Bianca and Maciste is a strong portrait of two damaged souls, each of which is grasping for some type of security in a world which does not grant it to them. While Bianca has lost her youth and direction because of the death of her parents, Maciste is a man whose fear of the outside world has effectively made him a hermit. Though their relationship is at first built around eroticism, the two individuals quickly find solace and companionship in one and other, each becoming stronger individuals because of it. Il Furturo is a very grounded and humanistic story that features a nice meditative and almost spiritual quality. Scherson transports the viewer into the psyche of Bianca, forcing the viewer to see the world through the eyes of a young woman who is dealing with deep personal tragedy.
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