The Future Tense is coming to MUBI August 2023

MUBI, the global distributor, streaming service and production company has announced the release date and launched a new trailer for Christine Molloy & Joe Lawlor’s fascinating latest film The Future Tense (2022), exclusively streaming on MUBI from 23 August 2023.

The filmmakers will take part in select Q&As at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin on 17 August and the Institute for Contemporary Arts in London on 20 August.

The Future Tense (2022) is the latest documentary from Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor, and the follow-up to their acclaimed Further Beyond (2016). With a focus on identity, memory and the thorny issue of nationalism, at its heart The Future Tense centres around the filmmakers’ relationship to Ireland, and their adopted home, England. Through reflections on personal and social history, The Future Tense explores the osmosis between England and Ireland, at this most critical and politically charged of moments.

Staged as a series of voiceover sessions, The Future Tense unfolds as a poignant tale of tales, exploring the filmmakers’ own experiences in ageing, parenting, mental illness, and the brutal history beneath Ireland’s heavy earth.

Born in Dublin, Ireland Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor studied theatre in the late 80s at Dartington College of Arts. From 1992 to 1999 they devised, directed and performed in several internationally acclaimed theatre shows. Between 2003 and 2010 Molloy and Lawlor produced, wrote and directed 10 acclaimed short films including the award-winning Who Killed Brown Owl (2007) and Joy (2008). Helen (2008), their award-winning debut feature film, premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2008 and their second feature film, Mister John (2013) in 2013. Their third narrative feature film, Rose Plays Julie (2019), premiered in competition at the London Film Festival in 2019.