All over for another year : Donald Clarke from the Irish Times reflects on the good and the bad of this year's festival. + more
access CINEMA release Our Children opens in Irish Film Institute and Triskel Christchurch from Friday May 10th
access>CINEMA releases the Belgian drama Our Children (A Perdre La Raison) at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin and Triskel Christchurch Cork from today, May 10th. + more
Future, The (2011)
Director Miranda July
Captivating filmmaker, performer and video artist Miranda July embraces the beauty and absurdity of everyday life with "an artistic eye wide open." (The New York Times) As peculiar and endearing as her Cannes- and Sundance-winning debut, Me and You and Everyone We Know, July's second feature film follows Los Angeles couple Sophie (July) and Jason (Hamish Linklater) who decide to live out their dreams in the 30 days before their freedom is curtailed by the arrival of newly adopted cat Paw Paw - the film's feline narrator! Quitting their jobs as dance instructor and IT-support guru, and disconnecting their internet, the pair get panicky in the face of unlimited choice and shift into realities that threaten to become as mundane as the one they are trying to transform. Sliding along the edges of romance, satire and suburban horror, July creates an unsettling film about fear and how it undermines our aspirations while retaining her characteristic playfulness. Sophie's attempts to film her dance routines for YouTube are amongst the film's many delights. - Sydney Film Festival 2012
Running Time 90m
Director's Bio Miranda July is an artist, author and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her work has been shown at MoMA New York, the Guggenheim and the Whitney Biennial. Her debut feature, Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), won awards at both the Sundance and Cannes film festivals. The Future is her second feature.