Things to Come (L'avenir)

Things to Come (L'avenir)

Things to Come (L'avenir)

Mia Hansen-Løve (Eden) won the Berlin Film Festival's Silver Bear for Best Director for this drama starring the stupendous Isabelle Huppert (Amour) as a philosophy teacher attempting to deal with a terrible trifecta of life issues: losing her job, the death of her mother, and dealing with her unfaithful husband.

Best Director (Silver Berlin Bear) at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival
2016Rating: M, Drug use & offensive language100 minsFrance, Germany
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
80%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Huppert is such a persistently and prolifically rigorous performer that she risks being taken for granted in some of her vehicles, but this is major, many-shaded work even by her lofty standards.

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Time Out

Time Out

press

It echoes Hansen-Løve's previous films in her delicate approach to the passing of time and her sensitivity toward life's expectations and disappointments.

4.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Ms. Hansen-Love observes the vagaries of Nathalie's situation with compassion and lucidity.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A smart, earnest undertaking: an exploration of the insecurity that can hit any of us, at any age, when we start to question the life we've built.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A film whose subtle satisfactions very much sneak up on you.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film's shrewd sense of humor, its way of underlining the absurdity of life's foibles, is fully carried by Huppert's disarming performance...

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A low-key, dignified and bittersweet film.

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Isabelle Huppert is one of French cinema’s finest and her name alone is enough to raise expectations of Things to Come (2016). At a glance, the film promises much: a strong storyline, a beautiful setting, an iconic star. The post-divorce adjustment cycle of trauma, grief, renewal and anticipation of new beginnings is full of cinematic potential. Instead, we...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Huppert is such a persistently and prolifically rigorous performer that she risks being taken for granted in some of her vehicles, but this is major, many-shaded work even by her lofty standards.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It echoes Hansen-Løve's previous films in her delicate approach to the passing of time and her sensitivity toward life's expectations and disappointments.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Ms. Hansen-Love observes the vagaries of Nathalie's situation with compassion and lucidity.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A smart, earnest undertaking: an exploration of the insecurity that can hit any of us, at any age, when we start to question the life we've built.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A film whose subtle satisfactions very much sneak up on you.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film's shrewd sense of humor, its way of underlining the absurdity of life's foibles, is fully carried by Huppert's disarming performance...

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A low-key, dignified and bittersweet film.

0

Isabelle Huppert is one of French cinema’s finest and her name alone is enough to raise expectations of Things to Come (2016). At a glance, the film promises much: a strong storyline, a beautiful setting, an iconic star. The post-divorce adjustment cycle of trauma, grief, renewal and anticipation of new beginnings is full of cinematic potential. Instead,...

3.0
0