Future My Love
Might society soar if only we discharged the economic ballast? Such notions illuminate Swedish filmmaker Maja Borg’s debut feature, Future My Love, which flicks gracefully between documentary, road trip and love story. Journeying across the US with cardboard signs and candyfloss, Borg traces the indelible footsteps of Jacque Fresco to The Venus Project in Florida. Here, she speaks with the nonagenarian visionary who continues to self-subsist and hone his holistic model of a resource-based economy. Further inquiries connect everything from the price of tomatoes to the atom bomb.
Super 8 footage and colour HD are delicately knitted together, and Borg’s poetic vision of her muse, Nadya Cazan, is enchantingly abstract. Complemented by a resonant orchestral score and feather-soft narration, Future My Love is beautiful, but never flimsy. While its originality resides in the suggestion we are married to damaging societal structures, its ambition lies in its faith we would ever consider a divorce. [Kirsty Leckie-Palmer]