Does life have a path, or can you predict where it will take you? A new film The Future is asking just those questions. Focusing on a scientist who works on a project that predicts the future and crimes using an algorithm (similar to Minority Report), and a criminal she’s interviewing to see if she can figure out where they missed the clues.
While the two women are talking, Dr. Bloch and the assassin spar through their analysis and leave on a level of understanding. While neither woman fully understands the other or the decisions they make or have made, they find common ground that neither could have predicted. Dr. Bloch is left confronting her own relationships and the decision she had been weighing of having a surrogate have a child for her and her husband.
The movie briefly touches on the life choices of the two women and the inclusion of men and other influences in their lives. While the assassin uses her friendships and relationships to get what she needs, she also values them greatly. Dr. Bloch, however, finds relationships harder and her husband is often distant and lost in his own work. While Dr. Bloch may see her life as perfect, from outside eyes, there’s a lot wrong in her idyllic life as well.
The Future is short compared to a lot of the blockbusters that are hitting screens now, coming in at just an hour and fifteen minutes. But that doesn’t mean it’s not bringing a powerful and poignant story with it. It’s about life, choices, the direction you want to take, and the societal pressures that we all feel. While things can be calculated and analyzed, they can’t and won’t always tell you what direction life will take or what you should do. It’s a short film, but will leave you questioning what if you could change and predict the different paths you are expected to take, would you change the path you’re on now?
About The Future:
At 42, Dr. Bloch (Reymonde Amsellem), a profiler, wants a child. A future. Her only way is to find a surrogate mother. At the same time, her groundbreaking algorithm designed to identify individuals planning to carry out terror attacks fails and a young Palestinian woman (Samar Qupty) assassinates the Israeli minister of Space and Tourism. In order to ‘fix the bugs’ in her algorithm, Nurit faces the assassin in person. The sessions between these two brilliant women raise questions about their past, while the sessions between Bloch and the potential surrogate (Dar Zuzovsky) challenge Bloch’s decision about her future.