Tomorrow Is Always Too Long

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    Tomorrow Is Always Too Long

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    United Kingdom


    82 min

    • English


    Commissioned by The Common Guild as part of the Commonwealth 2014 celebrations, Phil Collins' film is both a modern day city symphony and a love letter to Glasgow. Through musical numbers, animation and a uniquely Glaswegian cable TV station, the film conjures up a distinctive vision of a city. Collins met people in maternity hospitals, schools, community groups and social clubs for the elderly, asking them to sing songs, make predictions for the future, debate the status of freedom in today's society, guide us through the city’s most famous prison and dance like there's no tomorrow. With animation by Matthew Robins, stellar songs from Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon, soundtrack contributions from Mogwai's Barry Burns, local voodoo ravers Golden Teacher and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, TOMORROW IS ALWAYS TOO LONG will take you on a trip deep into the heart of the city and beyond.



    Mick Harden
    Kate Dickie
    Molly Christie
    Phil Collins
    Ewan Morrison
    Phil Collins

    Phil Collins

    United Kingdom

    Phil Collins is a British-born visual artist, cultural organiser and educator based in Berlin. Nominated for the Turner Prize in 2006, the Artes Mundi Art Prize in 2012 and a recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Award in 2001, Collins’ work has been recognised for its engagement with social reality and lived experience and presented in museums, galleries and at film festivals around the world. Collins is represented in many public collections in Europe and the US, including Tate Gallery, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York and National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. His 2010 short film MARXISM TODAY (PROLOGUE) was awarded the 3sat-Förderpreis at the 57th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and was broadcast on German national television.