FILM: The Future (12A)

In her follow-up to the acclaimed comedy Me And You And Everyone We Know, writer-director Miranda July charts another offbeat romance, narrated by the stray cat, whose misfortune brings the characters closer together.

Dance instructor Sophie (July) and boyfriend Jason (Hamish Linklater) have been together for five years but there is something missing from their relationship.

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So they decide to adopt a moggie called Paw Paw in the hope that the animal might provide the emotional glue to keep them together.

Once they welcome the animal into their cosy home, Sophie and Jason are forced to confront the deficiencies in themselves and their relationship, revealing the sadness and regret that festers beneath the surface.

Released: November 4 (UK & Ireland, selected cinemas), 90 mins