The fear of pushing 40, artistic jeopardy, and changing surroundings are some of the subtle reactions that strike us after our first glance of this trailer for Miranda July’s latest film, The Future.
The multifaceted artist, who has released books, albums, and series of short films, is a clear embodiment of a modern-day renaissance woman. Her directorial debut, Me And You and Everyone We Know—which she starred in, directed, and wrote—garnered critical acclaim and even received Caméra d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. The Future appears to boast a similar trait in the sense that it highlights a diverse array of subplots and ordeals (including the adoption of a stray cat) that mold the couple’s somewhat genuine yet undoubtedly rocky relationship. It doesn’t fit into a specific box, and it certainly seems to be more than an unfussy dramedy.
July's works are an acquired taste, but The Future definitely has our attention. After gaining generally positive reviews at the Sundance Film Festival this past January, the film hits theaters in limited release on July 29.