The future is out there, always on the move. But it’s also always right here, in the public conversations about where we want to go and not least where we don’t want to go. In ‘Rewriting the Future’ we look at the images of the future – utopian and dystopian – that dominate our times, and their impact on the way we design and redesign our societies. Right now.
REWRITING THE FUTURE
A thought-provoking film that looks at the phenomenon of work in the 21st century with the razor sharp X-ray vision and equally sharp humour. From Kuwait to Korea, from the US to Europe, and from nine to five - with Swedish mastermind Erik Gandini behind the camera.
Erik Gandini / Sweden, Italy, Norway / 2023 / 81 min / World Premiere
Make People Better
Nerve-wracking high-tech thriller about human genetic engineering, ethical twilight zones and the ability to control evolution, spiced up with grand political battles between the US and China. Thought-provoking science fiction from a future we already live in.
Cody Sheehy / United States / 2022 / 83 min
A robot-maker in need of money and his electronic daughter are the stars in a bittersweet film about what happens when big dreams collide with a capitalist reality, and about what it means to be a real human being.
Crystal Moselle, Jon Kasbe / Hong Kong, United States / 2022 / 89 min
Green City Life
What will the green cities of the future look like? The answers are plenty on a tour of the world's cities in a film that looks at solutions rather than problems with optimism and contagious energy.
Manon Turina, François Marques / France / 2023 / 85 min
The first major film about the Chinese surveillance state is a disturbing tale of technology, (self-)censorship and abuse of power in the 21st century. Two families fight for justice from within the digital prison.
Jialing Zhang / Germany, Netherlands / 2023 / 97 min / World Premiere
Atomic Hope: Inside the Pro-Nuclear Movement
Nuclear power - yes, please? Thought-provoking insight into the grassroots activist movement convinced that hated nuclear power is the future and the quickest way out of the climate crisis.
Frankie Fenton / Ireland / 2022 / 82 min