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Things to Come (2016)Things to Come (2016)

Things to Come (2016)

A slice of life of a Parisian philosophy teacher

Drama

7.5

movie

France, Germany

English, French, German

Character-driven, Slice-of-Life, Slow

2016

Female director, Mia Hansen-Løve

André Marcon, Edith Scob, Edward Chapman

102 min

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.

Our Take

7.5
Bilal Zouheir

French megastar Isabelle Huppert plays a passionate philosophy teacher this observant, dialogue-heavy drama. Once driven by her ideas and reflections on life, Nathalie’s life is now reduced to taking care of others: a demanding mother, standoffish husband, a high-school in which politics have taken over, and a decaying publishing house that makes her pay for copies of a book she once wrote. But an event involving her husband is an invitation for Nathalie to step out of the mundane and rekindle with her past self. If you like quiet character studies, you will love Things to Come.

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