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Scene from THE FUTURE (photo © 2011 Todd Cole)

Sophie and Jason are strange the way all couples are strange when they’re alone. They live in a small LA apartment, have jobs they hate, and in one month they’ll adopt a stray cat named Paw Paw. Like a newborn baby, he’ll need around-the-clock care – he may die in six months, or it may take five years. Despite their good intentions, Sophie and Jason are terrified of their looming loss of freedom. So with just one month left, they quit their jobs, and the Internet, to pursue their dreams – Sophie wants to create a dance, Jason wants simply to be guided by fate. But as the month slips away, Sophie becomes increasingly, humiliatingly paralyzed. In a moment of desperation, she calls a stranger, Marshall – a square, 50-year-old man who lives in the Valley. In his suburban world she doesn’t have to be herself; as long she stays there, she’ll never have to try (and fail) again. Living in two terrifyingly vacant and different realities, Sophie and Jason must reunite with time, space and their own souls in order to come home.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2011
Director Miranda July
Screenplay Miranda July
Cinematography Nikolai von Graevenitz
Andrew Bird
Jon Brion
Elliott Hostetter
Cast David Warshofsky, Miranda July, Hamish Linklater
Producers Gina Kwon, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul
Co-Producer Chris Stinson
Production Companies Razor Film Produktion/Berlin, GNK Productions/Los Angeles, in co-production with Film4/London, in cooperation with Haut et Court/Paris, The Match Factory
Runtime 91 min
Format 35 mm, color, 1:1.85
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Sundance 2011, Berlin 2011 (In Competition), San Francisco 2011, Sydney 2011, Los Angeles 2011, Melbourne 2011, Ghent 2011, Sao Paulo 2011 (New Directors Competition), Vienna 2011 (International Competition), Stockholm 2011, Sofia 2012, CPH:PIX 2012, Durban 2013
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt

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