Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) is not having a good year. A tough-cookie philosophy professor who’s beginning to question her faith in the life of the mind, she finds out that her self-penned textbook is not getting reprinted, her husband (André Marcon) is filing for divorce, and her elderly mother (Edith Scob) is slipping further into dementia. Still, thanks to a friendship with a young, gifted student (Roman Kolinka) and a visit with his bohemian comrades, she starts to imagine the possibility of a more sensuous lifestyle. The latest from award-winning French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve (Eden
) confirms that not only is she one of the most exciting European auteurs working today; it’s also a gift to Huppert, who delivers her most heartfelt, haughty, and emotionally headstrong performance in years. It’s a rich, nuanced look at what happens when your past unravels—and the darkness of an uncertain future begins to brighten.
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