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Match Factory Picks Up Miranda July's The Future

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 19, 2010 at 11:16AM

It's a sin that it's been five years since Miranda July won the Camera d'Or for her first feature, Me You and Everyone You Know at Cannes.
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Thompson on Hollywood

It's a sin that it's been five years since Miranda July won the Camera d'Or for her first feature, Me You and Everyone You Know at Cannes.

So it's good news that foreign sales agent The Match Factory has acquired writer-director Miranda July's just-wrapped L.A. relationship comedy The Future, which stars the actress-auteur and Amish Linklater (Fantastic Four) as a couple who have a tough time staying grounded in the real world. "We haunt oursevles, googling our own name, perpetually clicking on search," states video artist and New Yorker contributor July, "because if we're always searching then we never have to notice that we've found it, we're there, this is really it."

Me You and Everyone You Know producer Gina Kwon and Gerhard Meixner and Roman Paul of Germany's Razor Film (Germany) produced the film with U.K.'s Film4. UTA is selling North American rights; Haut et Court has France.

This article is related to: Festivals, Genres, Cannes, Independents


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.