#IrishAbroad: Fiona Tan’s Irish co-production History’s Future to compete at 4th FICARQ

The Festival Internacional de Cine y Arquitectura (FICARQ) has announced its line-up for the 4th editiono f the festival. Fiona Tan’s Irish/Dutch/German co-production History’s Future will play in competition, as one of 12 competing titles..

History’s Future, from director and artist Fiona Tan, was co-written with film critic Jonathan Romney. It stars Irish actor and writer Mark O’Halloran (Adam & Paul) in the leading role, alongside Denis Lavant (Holy Motors), Johanna ter Steege (Spoorloos), and fellow Irishman Brian Gleeson (Standby).

History’s Future fuses fiction and documentary into a visual essay charting an amnesiac’s odyssey into regaining memory via a Europe in turmoil. By the time his journey ends, MP (O’Halloran) has learned to survive, newly armed with an understanding of how we live today.

History's Future
History’s Future

The film is produced by Cormac Fox for Irish based Vico Films, Floor Onrust for the Dutch based FamilyAffair Films, and Benny Drechsel for Germany’s RohFilm. It is financed with the assistance of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, Netherlands Film Fund, Mondriaan Fund, Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung, Fonds 21, MEDIA, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Dommering Foundation, and the Ellipsis Foundation.

The festival is the only International Film & Architecture Festival in Spain to screen both documentary and fiction films where architecture plays the main role. This year, following the success of previous editions (in Avilés and Oviedo, Asturias), 4th FICARQ edition will take place in the north of Spain in Santander from June 28th to July 2nd.