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Things to Come

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Year of participation 2016
Program Feature Competition

Things to Come
Producer(s) Charles Gillibert
Director(s) Mia Hansen-Løve
Script Mia Hansen-Løve
Director of Photography Denis Lenoir
Production designer Anna Falguères
Sound Vincent Vatoux
Edit Marion Monnier
Cast Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob, Sarah Le Picard

Production company(-ies) CG Cinema, Paris, France charles.gillibertasst@cgcinema.eu
 

Synopsis

Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie’s husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life. Mia Hansen-Løve’s fifth feature marks a departure from the topic of youth; instead she has chosen to explore the onset of age in a powerful yet also ironic portrait of a woman. The film revolves around questions of happiness, of having a vocation and the value or folly of established ways of living. It depicts not only one individual’s search for new avenues, it also asks if – and to what extent – philosophy can be applied to our everyday life.

Awards
Best Director, Berlin IFF, Germany, 2016; Best Director, Bucharest IFF, Romania, 2016

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 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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