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20 Ratings

Futures Market

Mercado de futuros

Directed by Mercedes Álvarez
Spain, 2011


The second film by Mercedes Álvarez is a sort of essay about the life of objects. We see them while they’re still unborn (a real estate convention offering properties not yet built in faraway places) or rather at the very last moments of their useful life.

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Futures Market Directed by Mercedes Álvarez

Awards & Festivals

Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

2011 | 2 special mentions including: International Official Selection

Seville European Film Festival

2011 | Special Mention: Asecan Award

Visions du Réel

2011 | Winner: Regard Neuf Prize

What are people saying?

  • In Prague's rating of the film Futures Market

    probably one of the most surprising and interesting questions in film: how does market overflow produce the inflation of memory, by depreciating the objects that carry the trace and are associated with that memory? it is not about the bare idolatry of things, as in the bourgeois mindset, but about a function, that of a symbolic support, hopelessly eroding with the continuous, insane quest for the new. memory is

  • Matt Richards's rating of the film Futures Market

    An intriguing and evocative fly-on-the wall style documentary that inter-cuts between a share trading office, a property speculator's conference and a scrap market. There is a minimal voice over offering little mantras to be mulled over during the ensuing sections that can be very effective. We are asked to question our sense of place and purpose and memory in an engaging and non-prescriptive manner. 3.5 stars

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