The Future is Female: politics, idealism and corruption wrapped up in girl power.
On a fictional island nation called Besco, newly-elected president Danielle Richard organizes a confidential meeting with the Canadian government.The island is going through an economically challenged period and her aim is to renegotiate old mining agreements. Pays tells the story of three women handling and balancing their careers and personal life. We are confronted with the struggles and doubts of President Danielle, of Felix, a young and idealistic Canadian parliament member, and of Emily, an American mediator.
Pays is ambitious political drama topped with the large dose of sexism that women everywhere can still find themselves confronted with on a daily basis. It is not surprising that this film is considered very recognizable for half of the world’s population, yet also truly eye-opening to some.