TATE MODERN – REMOTE BY MIKA ROTTENBERG & MAHYAD TOUSI – NYFF CURRENTS SELECTION
WRITER-DIRECTOR: MIKA ROTTENBERG & MAHYAD TOUSI
CASTING DIRECTOR: DAMIAN BAO
STARRING: Okwui Okpokwasili, Joony Kim, Pooya Mohseni, Nikita Tewani, Antonia Predovan, Yvette MercedesMUSEUM COMMISSIONED / CURRENTS SELECTION NEW YORK FILM FESTIVALSYNOPSIS: Set in a near future, REMOTE explores what it means to be connected in this global age of pandemics, technology & convenience. The film imagines the lives of Unoaku, an expat architect in Kuala Lumpur & 4 other women living in different parts of the world. While watching a popular South Korean dog grooming show, the 5 women are connected when they discover mysterious portals hidden in their homes. Embarking on a quest for answers, they use the portals to overcome the distance between them, discovering a phenomenon with universe-altering consequences.REMOTE was filmed in 2021 at Rottenberg’s studio in upstate New York and in various locations across the Hudson Valley and New York City that double as apartments across the globe, with a cast including multinational actors and performers, including MacArthur Fellow and Kravis Studio artist-in-residence at MoMA Okwui Okpokwasili and featuring South Korean actress and model Joony Kim. Produced during the COVID pandemic, ‘REMOTE’ explores what it means to connect in a ‘hyperconnected’ future populated by isolated users who are mostly unable to form and maintain unmediated human relationships.REMOTE will premiere in September and October 2022 at the following venues. Click the links below to learn more and register for a screening near you.
Premiering globally at select venues including the New York Film Festival, MOCA LA, and Tate Modern: