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Future Me

Directed by Vincent Boy Kars, written by Vincent Boy Kars, Jeroen Scholten van Aschat and Jolein Laarman. Produced by HALAL.

In the third and final part of Vincent Boy Kars’ ‘millennial trilogy’, both Kars himself and Martijn Lakemeier play Vincent. They engage in dialogue with Vincent's mother, his father, his girlfriend Eva, a therapist and others, to examine how he became the person that he is today.

As Vincent explains in the film to Eva, “Fiction is the lie we use to tell the truth.” Like in previous work, Kars deploys fiction to explore the many facets of the human condition and our inner world – although eventually, he mainly uses it to close in on himself. To what extent is Future Me fiction? Where is the line between Vincent the director and Vincent the character? These questions are not easy to answer.

In Future Me, Kars is more vulnerable than ever, sharing his emotional struggles for the first time. The result is Kars’s most personal, intimate and multi-layered film to date, that resonates far beyond the confines of the cinematic universe he has created in recent years.

Selected for Harbour at IFFR 2024.