Miranda July’s THE FUTURE heading to Sundance

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
December 13th, 2010

While the majority of films making their way to Sundance were announced in the festival’s respective press releases, one of 2011’s more compelling films, from one of film’s more compelling artists, has decided to wait until now to be confirmed for Park City.

According to IonCinema (via The Playlist), Miranda July’s follow-up to her 2005 film, ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW, a film entitled THE FUTURE (formerly known as SATISFACTION), has been nabbed up by distributor Match Factory, and will be heading to the upcoming film festival.

The film stars July and Hamish Linklater, and follows a “30-something couple, [who] live together in their happy, dreamy, hipster-like and poetic world. One day when wandering in a Crafts Bazaar, they buy the portrait of a little girl made by her own father. For reasons almost beyond her own comprehension Sophie begins to stalk and follow the man, polar opposite to her taste, and the deeper her involvement becomes, the more her and Jason’s lives are turned upside down.”

For those following the project, D.P. Edward Lachman (best known for being the cinematic right hand man to Todd Haynes, shooting films like I’M NOT THERE) has left the picture, with Nikolai von Graevenitz now aboard to shoot the film.

Personally, while I do actually think that the 2011 Sundance slate looks rather impressive, this is far and away the one I’m looking forward to most. I’m a massive fan of July not only as a filmmaker, but as a true artist, with ME AND YOU being one of the more underrated gems of the decade past. This one sounds like it’s going to follow in those footsteps. Here’s to hoping we see this one get a good release after it hits Park City.

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