Film Review: Does the Moon Speak to You?

<p align=”left”>Miranda July makes funny, idiosyncratic, and tender films that grapple with love and connection in our modern world. Like her 2005 debut, <i>Me and You and Everyone You Know</i>, <i>The Future</i> delivers equal doses of charm and profundity, oddness and transcendence. Narrated by a stuffed cat and starring July as a ballet teacher, the film follows her and her boyfriend on parallel journeys of self-discovery. You might have to watch twice to understand why time freezes and the moon speaks, but one scene, in which July dances inside a big T-shirt, is one of the most enthralling movie moments of the year.</p>
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