An ingeniously shape-shifting debut from director Eduardo Williams, The Human Surge looks at today’s idle youth in an age of exploitative labour practices and illusory hyper-connection, observing the millennials, we journey through 3-countries, mostly young men in disparate parts of the world who are bored by (or released from) their jobs, experimenting with technology and seeking fulfillment elsewhere.
Buenos Aires. Young Exe, has just lost his job and is not looking for another one. His neighbors and friends seem as odd to him as they always do. Online, he meets Alf, a boy from Mozambique. He joins the world webcam community in supply of live on demand group sex performances for the western gay male clients. Alf who is also bored with his job and who is about to follow Archie, another boy who has run away into the jungle. Through the dense vegetation of the forest, Archie tracks ants back to their nest. One of them wanders off course and comes across Canh, a Filipino, sitting on top of a giant who is about to go back to his strange, beautiful home town.
The winner of the Golden Leopard for best film in the Current Filmmakers section at this year’s Locarno Festival, The Human Surge is unquestionably one of the year’s most distinctive and accomplished first features.
Language(s):Spanish, Portuguese, Visayan