Things to Come (L' Avenir)
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Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Mind the Gap
Running Time:102 min.
Director:Mia Hansen-Løve
Producer:Charles Gillibert
Screenwriter:Mia Hansen-Løve
Cinematographer:Denis Lenoir
Editor:Marion Monnier
Cast:Isabelle Huppert
Andre Marcon
Roman Kolinka
Edith Scob
Sarah Le Picard
Solal Forte
Print Source:Les films fu losange
Note Writer:David Fear
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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Mia Hansen-Løve was born in Paris, where she studied at the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. She began her career as an actor. Her films as director include Tout est pardonné, Father of My Children, which screened at the Festival and won a Special Jury Prize at Cannes, and Goodbye First Love, and Eden, both of which played the Festival. Things To Come is her latest feature.