Things To Come
Berlin-Silver-Bear-winning director Mia Hansen-Løve’s fifth feature ‘Things to Come’ is a tender, contemplative portrait of womanhood - and an irresistible collaboration between the filmmaker and the legendary actor Isabelle Huppert (‘The Piano Teacher’, ‘White Material’, ‘Amour’).
Nathalie (Huppert) teaches philosophy at a Parisian high school. She is deeply passionate about her job and enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking to others. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her eccentric mother, leading a life of personal and intellectual fulfilment. Unexpectedly, Nathalie’s husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With a newfound freedom suddenly thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent herself and establish a new way of living.
Featuring a remarkable performance from Huppert, ‘Things to Come’ is an intelligent, poetic and naturalistic exploration of one woman’s pursuit of happiness. Having gathered critical acclaim across the festival circuit, it certifies Hansen-Løve (‘Goodbye First Love’, ‘The Father of My Children’ and ‘Eden’) as one of the most distinguished emerging auteurs in European cinema.
✮✮✮✮✮ “This is among the very best films ever made about the lives of intellectuals” - David Sexton, Evening Standard
✮✮✮✮ “Mia Hansen-Løve is an excellent film-maker, and this is a really good film: stylish, elegant, measured, held together with a thread of exquisitely reticent sadness” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian”As a writer and director, MH-L is the best of the best. No question” - David Jenkins, Little White Lies
✮✮✮✮✮ “Huppert is nothing less than superb” - Tom Birchenough, The Arts Desk