FUTURE

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THE FUTURE

Miranda July
D/USA, 2011
Fiction, 91min, OmdU

THE FUTURE

Miranda July
D/USA, 2011
Fiction, 91min, OmdU

Cast: 
Hamish Linklater
Jason
Miranda July
Sophie
David Warshofsky
Marshall
Isabella Acres
Gabriella
Joe Putterlik
Joe
Screenplay: 
Miranda July
Sound: 
Patrick Veigel
Camera: 
Nikolai von Graevenitz
Editor: 
Andrew Bird
Composer: 
Jon Brion
Decoration: 
Elliott Hostetter
Costume: 
Christie Wittenborn

Production: 
Razor Film Produktion GNK Productions
World Sales: 
The Match Factory
Distribution in Austria: 
Alamode Filmdistribution
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Sophie and Jason are a thirty-something couple who have hit a bit of a brick wall in their lives. They live by themselves in a one-bedroom apartment and spend a vast amount of time online. They make a decision to adopt a terminally ill cat named Paw Paw. Like a newborn baby, he’ll need around-the-clock care. Despite their good intentions, Sophie and Jason are terrified by the responsibility and the looming loss of freedom, so with just one month left, before they are due to collect the cat, they decide to quit their jobs to pursue their dreams.
Using elements of magical realism – a talking cat who narrates his own sad tale, a living tee-shirt – The Future bravely creates its own particular universe. With pathos and humour, it invites us to share the bitter sweetness of this moment in the lives of this young couple.