History's Future

Fiona Tan

Netherlands, Germany, Ireland , 2015 / 95 min / English, German, French, Dutch Version with French subtitles / Drama

In the presence of Fiona Tan.

A speculative essay on the contemporary world.

Part fiction, part documentary, part speculative essay on the contemporary world, HISTORY’S FUTURE is about one man’s odyssey through a Europe in turmoil – and through his own mind. After a violent mugging causes him to lose his memory, a man known only as ‘MP’ (Missing Person) leaves his home and sets out on a journey to find his own identity.

Talk between Fiona Tan and Christophe Gallois (curator) - MUDAM Luxembourg (Auditorium).

Wed 02/03 18:00 Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean Talk between Fiona Tan and Christophe Gallois (curator) - MUDAM Luxembourg (Auditorium) Public
Wed 02/03 21:15 Ciné Utopia English, German, French, Dutch Version with English subtitles Public

 "Tan's work is direct, powerful" Blake Gopnik, The Washington Post

  • Tiger Competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2016 (Netherlands)
Cast & Credits
Mark O'Halloran, Denis Lavant, Anne Consigny, Hristos Passalis, Johanna ter Steege
Fiona Tan, Jonathan Romney
Vladas Naudzius
Directeur de la photo 
Vladas Naudzius
Hugo Dijkstal, Miroslav Babic, Jörg Theil
Leo Anemaet, Ray Harman
Family Affair Films
Rohfilm (DE), Vico Film-Cormac Fox (IE), Antithesis Films (NL)

The Indonesian-Dutch artist Fiona Tan is best known for her skilfully crafted video and film installations in which explorations of memory, time, history and the role of the visual are pivotal. Her film and video installations have over the past ten years gained international acclaim and have been exhibited all over the world. She is represented in many international public and private collections, including the Tate Modern, Stedelijk Museum, Schaulager (Basel), the New Museum (New York) and the Centre Pompidou (Paris).

  • History's Future, 2015
  • Hans & Helge, 2011
  • Kingdom of Shadows, 2000 (documentary)