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Mia Hansen-Løve

© Les films du losange

Mia Hansen-Løve
2016 - France / Germany - 1h42

Screenings : thursday 25 - 10:15 am - Grand Théâtre - presented by the film directors sunday 28 - 8:30 pm - Grand Théâtre
Nathalie is married with two children and teaches philosophy in a school in Paris. One day her husband says that he is leaving her for another woman. Faced with this new freedom she has to reinvent her life.
“While everything seemed peaceful and harmonious, suffering comes into this portrait of a 50-something philosophy teacher: her husband leaves her. But the pain is tempered by a whole range of other feelings. L'Avenir (Things to Come) attracts through its discreet distance and absence of pathos. Mia Hansen-Løve outlines rather than explains, filming her heroine as a character at the crossroads. Not long after we learn that she was now going to have to live alone, we see Nathalie in the sun, on the grass in a Paris park. Hansen-Løve adds suspended gentleness to the grief. Ideas flow around, there is passion and impetus. The film gives as much importance to silences as it does to dialogue, to the coloured poetry of the landscapes – from Brittany at low tide to the golden Vercors – as to quotes from Rousseau or Pascal. There is also humour, with a big black moody cat called Pandora. And then there is Isabelle Huppert, heart-breaking, constantly moving, in panic. And who progresses, open to any possibilities, in a seemingly infinite present”. (Jacques Morice; Télérama)

Cast : Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob, Sarah Le Picard
Screenplay : Mia Hansen-Løve
Cinematography : Denis Lenoir
Editing : Marion Monnier

Production : CG Cinéma, Detailfilm, ARTE France Cinéma

French distributor : Les Films du Losange