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The Future is Now!


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

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Sat, May 7 2:00 PM
Cumberland 3

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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.

Subjects :

Media Coverage

Gary Burns
Jim Brown

Shirley Vercruysse
Bonnie Thompson (NFB)
George Baptist

Executive Producer(s)
David Christensen (NFB)

Gary Burns
Jim Brown

Patrick McLaughlin

Paul Mortimer

John Abram (Composer)

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