Media Room

The Future is Now!

Screenings

Thu, May 5 10:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1

Not Available

Sat, May 7 2:00 PM
Cumberland 3

Not Available


92 minutes | Canada  | English  | North American Premiere | Rating: G


Blurring non-fiction and dramatic elements, the team behind Radiant City reunites with The Future Is Now! Referencing the 1949 French film, La Vie Commence Demain, the film follows Paul Ahmarani acting as the Everyman, whose response to the seemingly chaotic state of the world is to isolate himself from greater society. In an effort to re-connect him with humanity, an optimistic journalist (portrayed by actress Liane Balaban as the Woman of Tomorrow) takes the audience along with Everyman on a journey of enlightenment in an awe-inspiring exploration of arts and science. Through the great minds of such world-class talents as award-winning novelist Rivka Galchen (Atmospheric Disturbances), writer and philosopher Alain de Botton, and innovative artist Marlene Dumas, they take a cinematic voyage through endless future possibilities.


Media Coverage

Director(s)
Gary Burns
Jim Brown

Producer(s)
Shirley Vercruysse
Bonnie Thompson (NFB)
George Baptist

Executive Producer(s)
David Christensen (NFB)

Writer(s)
Gary Burns
Jim Brown

Cinematographer(s)
Patrick McLaughlin

Editor(s)
Paul Mortimer

Composer(s)
John Abram (Composer)

Sound
Location Sound Igal Petel
Sound Design & Sound Mix
Twisted Pair Sound