A love triangle: a woman nostalgic for silent films (Hanna Schygulla), a man obsessed with saving trees (Niels Arestrup), and a lost pregnant young woman (Ornella Muti). The film’s somewhat enigmatic title underscores Ferreri’s engagement with feminism after he met and collaborated with two new scriptwriters: actress and director Piera Degli Esposti and writer Dacia Maraini. The Future Is Woman portrays maternal desire and the autonomy of women, as well as the fear of men whose presence feels unnecessary to them. Muti, who was really pregnant at the time of filming, embodies what fascinated Ferreri the most: the sovereignty of women in an exhausted world desperately in need of change. 35mm print from Cinecittà.

For $30, receive one ticket to a film in Marco Ferreri: Beyond the Absurd and a select menu item at Café Paradiso, located in FLC’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Learn more about our dinner and a movie combo here.