Tomorrow Is Always Too Long

Documentary | GB, DE 2014 | 82' | Subtitled German

Musical, documentary, animation film, mockumentary – TOMORROW IS ALWAYS TOO LONG combines all these genres into a pop-infused, anarchistic metropolitan symphony about Glasgow. Video and installation artist Phil Collins, who teaches at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, has created a touching tribute to his hometown. In various interviews in places as diverse as schools, a jail, a birth prep course, and a group of seniors, people talk very openly about the future, their dreams and their concepts of freedom. These documentary sequences are variously interrupted by funny fake TV commercials, mock »citizen journalism« TV shows, or the staged monologue of a television fortune-teller who gets really worked up about our Internet culture. The film’s highlights are a number of songs written by Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon and sweepingly performed by ordinary Glasgow citizens and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

In Cooperation with Museum Ludwig

Director
Phil Collins
Script
Phil Collins, Ewan Morrison
Producers
Sinisa Mitrovic, Angela Murray
Editors
Casey Raymond, Cristóvão A. dos Reis
Photography
Michael McDonough
Sound
Jochen Jezussek
Music
Cate Le Bon
Principal Cast
Kate Dickie, Mick Harden, Molly Christie, Grace Kabonga, Amber Walker, George Wilson, Alex Large, Liane Sommers, Echo Large, James Martin, Gabriel Quigley

International Sales

Shady Lane Productions
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10117 Berlin
Germany

Domestic Sales

Rapid Eye Movies HE GmbH
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50674 Cologne
Germany

Selected filmography Phil Collins

SOY MI MADRE (2008), MARXISM TODAY (2010), THE MEANING OF STYLE (2012)