Previously at the ICA - Films
9 Sep 2016 – 28 Sep 2016
Parisian teacher Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) is married to the similarly intellectual Heinz (André Marcon), who suddenly announces that he’s leaving her for a younger woman. Although able to bear life’s burdens with philosophical fortitude – she’s already coping with a relentlessly difficult mother (Édith Scob) – Nathalie is understandably shaken by the prospect of divorce and loneliness. But she gradually finds rational if not emotional solace with an ex-student (Roman Kolinka) now living in a rural anarchist collective.
Writer-director Mia Hansen-Løve weaves an understated but compelling observational drama, enriched by Denis Lenoir's beautiful cinematography.
Things To Come, dir. Mia Hansen-Løve, France/Germany 2016, 102 mins. French with English subtitles.