Things to Come
Dir: Mia Hansen Love / France,Germany / 102 mins
Synopsis: Things to Come revolves around the quieter routine of a professor Nathalie (Huppert) who 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, is a dedicated and demanding teacher, wife, and mother. She runs her relationships with the same rigour she brings to her study of philosophy. But when Nathalie’s husband announces that he’s leaving her for another woman, the meticulously crafted structures on which her existence is founded begin to crumble. Truly on her own for the first time, except for a less-than-grateful cat, Natalie is daunted by this new world. 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 as one of the most distinguished emerging auteurs in European cinema.