Miranda July is a writer, filmmaker, and artist. Her most recent book, Miranda July (Prestel, April 2020), reimagines the monograph as an oral history on her career to date. July’s story collection No One Belongs Here More You won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for 2007. She wrote, directed, and starred in the feature films The Future (2011) and Me and You and Everyone We Know, which won the Caméra d’Or at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, a Special Jury Prize at that year’s Sundance Film Festival, and was recently added to the Criterion Collection. Her latest film, Kajillionaire, which she wrote and directed, world-premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival was released by Focus Features in September 2020. Photo: Olivier Zahm
Filmmaker and author Miranda July joined Louise Bonnet on a video call to discuss life during lockdown, the luminosity of oil paint, and Bonnet’s forthcoming exhibition of new work. Longtime friends—and newly neighbors—the two reflect on their shared history and shared interests in the unconscious, vagueness, and the mixture of humor and pain.