The Shape of Things to Come

Teo, an intrepid child, lives with his father Luis in Lima, an electrician devoted to the creation of a strange machine. Lured by a feeling of independence, Teo joins a gang of young criminals, bringing turmoil to the relationship with his father.

Cer. PG


Inside a boxy aspect ratio, auteur Víctor Checa paints a deliberately drab vision of Lima, Peru, where the atmospheric cinematography and lo-fi elements of technology in the narrative create a gritty and grounded take on science fiction. Both Molina and Bacilio’s understated performances match the somber energy." Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times


-Winner | Beijing International Film Festival, 2022: Jury Award in the Forward Future section.

-Winner | Huanuco Film Festival, 2022: Best Film.

-Official selection of the Silk Road International Film Festival, 2022.

-Official Selection Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, 2021.
French Institute


  • October 10, 2023 (6.15pm)
Español con subtítulos en inglés.


  • Science Fiction


  • Víctor Manuel Checa

Main Cast

  • Fernando Bacilio y Lorenzo Molina

Release Year

  • 2021


  • Mins: 98'