Maria Augusta Ramos continues to portray the Brazilian social and political reality with a clinical and direct camera in Future June. André, a financial analyst; Alex, a subway employee; Anderson, a car factory worker; another Alex, a motorcycle courier: each one followed in his daily routine, weeks before the opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The urban spaces also become characters as they reflect the workers’ personalities. The cold environment of the Financial Market, the deafening noise of a car assembly line, the risk of motorcycle rides in the traffic of São Paulo and the tension between policemen and strikers during a demonstration set the tone of the film.
Future June, Maria Ramos’ seventh film, establishes the filmmaker’s unique way of balancing the urgency of the subjects she chooses with the political power of the aesthetic of her work.
Maria Augusta Ramos
Director of Photography