Life Begins Tomorrow


In this hybrid docu-fiction film, a journalist inspires a young man visiting Paris, intent on enjoying its historical landmarks, to uproot his stodgy plans. As the journalist guides the naive visitor, the young man encounters the age’s most important thinkers (Jean-Paul Sartre, Le Corbusier, and Pablo Picasso, among others) and is soon convinced that life is best lived thinking of the future. Incredibly profound discussions unfold, including ruminations on the potential of atomic energy and the ethics of cellular manipulation, along with an impressive collage of archival photographs and film footage.