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Things to Come (2016)

Mia Hansen-Løve’s portrait of the travails of a middle-aged philosophy teacher is a plum acting vehicle for Isabelle Huppert It steers clear of crazy, extraordinary events to instead offer insights into how real people live and cope. The professor must dip into her subject matter to make sense of her life, and comes up sane. Folks expecting a feel-good satire about ‘goofy’ women can make do with Sally Field in Hello, My Name is Doris. Mia and Isabelle do well here.

Things to Come (2016)


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2016 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 102 min. / L’avenir / Street Date May 9, 2017 / 19.08

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob, Sarah Le Picard, Solal Forte, Elise Lhomeau, Lionel Dray-Rabotnik.

Cinematography: Denis Lenoir

Film Editor: Marion Monnier

Produced by Charles Gillibert

Written and Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve

French actress Isabelle Huppert had a great year in 2016, what with her Oscar nomination for Elle, a
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Movie Review – Things to Come (2016)

Things to Come, 2016

Written and Directed by Mia Hansen-Love.

Starring Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, and Edith Scob.


A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her.

Life is essentially a card game where you’re kept being dealt new ones long after deciding that you no longer want to play the game. Few people know this more than Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert delivering a powerful Elle companion piece performance built on unbreakable strength) who is having her life snowball on her with multiple hardships. Things to Come (also known as L’avenir) may as well be Midlife Crisis: The French Movie Version, but that doesn’t stop it from being undeniably compelling.

Nathalie juggles a high amount of relationships in her life, ranging from the marital sort which also sees her raising the accompanied two children,
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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for December 2016

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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for December 2016
And now we’ve arrived at the end of the calendar year. As the final push for year-end viewing continues at a furious pace, some of the last unknown films of 2016 will finally make their way to audiences. To help focus your viewing choices, here is a list of films opening throughout the coming weeks, separated into categories of wide and limited runs. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)

If you’re interested in what still might be in a theater near you, check out our November Release Guide. For those curious what 2017 might bring, you can also visit our calendar page, which has releases through the beginning of the new year.

Happy watching!

Week of December 2 Wide


Director: Brad Peyton

Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Carice van Houten, Catalina Sandino Moreno, David Mazouz, John Pirruccello, Keir O’Donnell, Matthew Nable

Synopsis: A scientist with the ability to enter the
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Things to Come Movie Review

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Things to Come Movie Review
Things To Come (L’avenir) Sundance Selects Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B Director: Mia Hansen-Løve Written by: Mia Hansen-Løve Cast: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob, Sarah Le Picard, Solal Forte Screened at: Digital Arts, NYC, 11/9/16 Opens: December 2, 2016 When did you ever hear this in any film you’ve seen: “So long as we desire, we can do without happiness.” Here’s a statement that hardly axiomatic, one that might come from the mind of a philosopher or one who teaches philosophy. Generally, in materialistic societies we desire quite a lot, yet Buddhists warn us that desire is the source of pain. But Nathalie Chazeaux (Isabelle [ Read More ]

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Things To Come Review [Nyff 2016]

Director Mia Hansen-Løve’s Things to Come (L’Avenir) is one of two dramas starring Isabelle Huppert to come to the New York Film Festival this year (the second is the very different Elle). It is Huppert’s undeniably riveting persona upon which Things to Come rests, as the film teases out her character’s complex strength and vulnerability into a fascinating character portrait of a woman on the edge of a changing life.

Huppert is Nathalie Chazeaux, a philosophy teacher in Paris married to Heinz (André Marcon), with two teenage children. Nathalie divides her time between teaching her classes, writing philosophical essays and textbooks, and taking care of her mother Yvette (Edith Scob), a depressive constantly threatening to commit suicide. Nathalie also has a warm relationship with her children and her former student Fabien (Roman Kolinka), a brilliant young intellectual and anarchist. But things begin to fall apart when
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Isabelle Huppert in New Us Trailer for Hansen-Løve's 'Things to Come'

"You act like everything's the same. What planet are you on?" IFC has unveiled an official Us trailer for the film Things to Come, the latest from French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve (read my interview with her here). This is also the other great Isabelle Huppert film this year, along with Paul Verhoeven's Elle (which Jeremy raved about at Fantastic Fest). This film has been playing the festival circuit since premiering at the Berlin Film Festival in February, and we already posted the UK trailer for it a few months ago. The full cast includes André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, and Edith Scob. The film follows a woman who experiences a few major shakeups in her life, including a divorce and the birth of a grandchild. It's a very philosophical but enjoyable film (there's a cute cat in it!), as expected from Mia Hansen-Løve. In theaters later this year. Here's the
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Isabelle Huppert Faces The Future In New Trailer For Mia Hansen-Løve’s ‘Things To Come’

Fans of the always impeccable Isabelle Huppert are in for a double dose of cinematic treats this fall. The actress will be in the awards season race with Paul Verhoeven‘s acclaimed, button-pushing “Elle,” and she also leads Mia Hansen-Løve‘s low-key “Things To Come,” which now has a new domestic trailer.

Read More: Mia Hansen-Love Talks ‘Eden,’ Daft Punk, French Disco & Her Next Film ‘The Future’

Co-starring André Marcon, Roman Kolinka and Edith Scob, this gentle drama follows Nathalie, a philosophy teacher who must reassess her life when her husband suddenly leaves her for another woman.

Continue reading Isabelle Huppert Faces The Future In New Trailer For Mia Hansen-Løve’s ‘Things To Come’ at The Playlist.
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Toronto 2016 Review: Things To Come Ponders the Wilderness of Self with Supreme Gentleness

French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve, best known for tales of youth Eden and Goodbye First Love, teams up with iconic actress Isabelle Huppert for Things To Come, a quietly affecting story about a bourgeois middle-aged philosophy teacher and the big changes in her life. Set mostly in the Sarkozy era of domestic reform and government reshuffling, Huppert portrays Nathalie with a subtle wit and optimism, an attitude seemingly inherent from another time entirely. Married to Heinz (André Marcon), a fellow philosophy teacher, and with two grown children, Nathalie is content with life, the relationship to her students and her side work in publishing. She even takes her time with her increasingly difficult and ailing mother Yvette (legendary Edith Scob) in stride. This is not say she...

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Second Opinion – Things To Come (2016)

Things To Come, 2016.

Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve.

Starring Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob and Sarah Le Picard.


A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her.

Disarmingly simple in execution, yet overwhelmingly rich in thematic complexity, director Mia Hansen-Løve has composed deeply mediative and rewarding drama with Things To Come. This Berlin Silver Bear-winning picture is an elegant and measured study of post-marital freedom, deftly explored by the great Isabelle Huppert. The legendary Parisian performer – arguably the most compelling screen actress of a generation – is frequently cited for going that extra mile. She’ll adopt characters and narratives which rattle each and every taboo; from incest to murder, but she is unquestionably at her finest when understated.

Her auteur here completely adheres to such notion and enables Huppert to quietly
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New York Film Festival Early Bird Highlights by Anne-Katrin Titze

John Waters, a big fan of Isabelle Huppert, star of Valley Of Love, Elle and Things To Come Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Cristian Mungiu's (Beyond The Hills and 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days)Graduation (Bacalaureat) with Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Lia Bugnar and Malina Manovici; Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake, starring Dave Johns and Hayley Squires; Isabelle Huppert in Paul Verhoeven's Elle and Mia Hansen-Løve's (Goodbye First Love and Eden) Things To Come (L’Avenir) are four early highlights of the 54th New York Film Festival.

In Elle, shot by Stéphane Fontaine (Jacques Audiard's A Prophet and Rust And Bone written by Thomas Bidegain), Anne Consigny, Laurent Lafitte, Judith Magre, and Charles Berling make up a smashing ensemble cast. Things to Come features Edith Scob, André Marcon, and Roman Kolinka with costumes by Rachèle Raoult (Jalil Lespert's Yves Saint Laurent and Léos Carax's Holy Motors) filmed
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Film Review: Things to Come

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★★★☆☆ Mia Hansen-Løve's fifth feature, Things to Come, is an introspective exploration of a woman losing her moorings and facing up to old age. Isabelle Huppert plays Nathalie, a high school philosophy teacher. When Heinz (André Marcon), her husband of twenty-five years, also a philosophy lecturer, admits he has met someone else, she asks "Why did you tell me?" When he reveals that he is going to move in with her, Nathalie responds "I thought you would love me forever." It's a heartbreaking moment, haunting in its simplicity but for the most part, Hansen-Løve's screenplay tackles profound questions with an intensity that some filmgoers might find off-putting.
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Isabelle Huppert prepares for New York by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2016-08-18 15:07:10

Isabelle Huppert stars on stage in Phaedra(s) and films - Elle and Things to Come Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Guillaume Nicloux's bewitching Valley Of Love star Isabelle Huppert in 2013 presented Abuse Of Weakness with Catherine Breillat at the New York Film Festival. This year she has two films - Paul Verhoeven's Elle with Laurent Lafitte and Anne Consigny, based on the novel by Philippe Djian with a screenplay by David Birke, and also Mia Hansen-Løve's Things To Come (L’Avenir) with André Marcon and Edith Scob.

Isabelle Huppert in Phaedra(s)

In 2014, Isabelle Huppert performed on stage with Cate Blanchett and Elizabeth Debicki in New York during the Lincoln Center Festival in the Sydney Theater Company production of Jean Genet's The Maids, directed by Benedict Andrews at City Center.

This year she will star in Phaedra(s), directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski with text composed of excerpts
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Nyff 2016 Line-Up Includes ‘Manchester By the Sea,’ ‘Personal Shopper,’ ‘Paterson,’ and More

The 2016 New York Film Festival line-up has arrived, and as usual for the festival, it’s an amazing slate of films. Along with the previously announced The 13th, 20th Century Women, and The Lost City of Z, there’s two of our Sundance favorites, Manchester By the Sea and Certain Women, as well as the top films of Cannes: Elle, Paterson, Personal Shopper, Graduation, Julieta, I, Daniel Blake, Aquarius, Neruda, Sieranevada, Toni Erdmann, and Staying Vertical. As for other highlights, the latest films from Hong Sang-soo, Barry Jenkins, and Matías Piñeiro will also screen.

Check it out below, including our reviews where available.

The 13th (Opening Night, previously announced)

Directed by Ava DuVernay

USA, 2016

World Premiere

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted,
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Isabelle Huppert in First Trailer for Mia Hansen-Løve's 'Things to Come'

"To think... I've found my freedom." The official UK trailer for the new Mia Hansen-Løve film has debuted. Titled Things to Come, or L'avenir in French, the film stars Isabelle Huppert as a philosophy teacher dealing with various trials and tribulations later in her life, with her husband and children. The full cast includes André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, and Edith Scob. The film first premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and won a Silver Bear for Best Director, which was excellent because Mia Hansen-Løve is a very talented filmmaker. I interviewed her in Berlin, as I'm a huge fan of her past work as well, and wanted to talk with her about her films - read that here. This is a very philosophical film that will make you think deeply about life and where it all leads, all thanks to the always brilliant mind of Mia Hansen-Løve. Enjoy. Here's the
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Odessa's Grand Prix goes to UK's 'Burn Burn Burn'

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Odessa's Grand Prix goes to UK's 'Burn Burn Burn'
Directors Chanya Button, Adrian Sitaru, Xavier Seron scoop prizes; festival reveals works in progress winners.

UK filmmaker Chanya Button’s debut feature as director and producer, Burn Burn Burn, was voted by the audience at the Odessa International Film Festival (Oiff) as the winner of this year’s Grand Prix.

Producer Daniel-Konrad Cooper accepted the Golden Duke statuette on behalf of the production team from Oiff’s festival president Victoria Tigipko during the gala closing ceremony in the Black Sea city’s historic National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet.

Button’s melancholic comedy had premiered at last year’s London Film Festival and is being handled internationally by Urban Distribution International.

International Competition

Meanwhile, the International Competition jury - headed by the UK writer Christopher Hampton and also including Oiff 2015 winner Eva Neymann, Us writer-director-actor Alex Ross Perry, producer Rebecca O’Brien and producer-director Uberto Pasolini - gave the Golden Duke statuette for Best Film to
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Movie Review: Marguerite

“Music is the stuff of dreams,” declares a psychic medium in the heart-struck 2015 French film, Marguerite. Parisian opera singer Marguerite (Catherine Frot) lives in a dream world as a venerated soprano, and we are acutely aware of our participation as voyeurs; our vision, by contrast, is startlingly awake, or in other words, realist. I nearly longed to feel the inside of her madly constructed and confident world, where music wallpapers every encounter and sits at the heart of each relationship. Yet, it was exhilarating to be carried as a bystander, which, of course, is the deliverance of the film’s director, Xavier Giannoli. His prior films have dealt with elements of con, uncovering emotion, and the arts, particularly music.

Giannoli injects a punchy nuance to the fourth wall with Marguerite. The film’s characters and audience (us) are united, because we know she cannot sing. Marguerite believes she can and
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Marguerite Movie Review

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Marguerite Movie Review
Marguerite Cohen Media Group Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya, d-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade: A- Director: Xavier Giannoli Written by: Xavier Giannoli, Marcia Romano Cast: Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Michel Fau, Christa Théret, Denis Mpunga, Sylvain Dieuaide, Aubert Fenoy, Sophie Leboutte, Theo Cholbi Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 3/3/16 Opens: March 11, 2016 I’ll bet you like to sing in the shower? Why? Because you sound terrific. You have fallen in love with your own voice. That’s because singers don’t really hear their own voices as others hear them. Nowadays it’s easy to record yourself, and a quick chorus in front of a Sony ICDPX333 voice recorder would quickly [ Read More ]

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Celebrating the absurd by Anne-Katrin Titze

Xavier Giannoli on the lie of Charlie Chaplin: "Everything is true in the Dada performance." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Tristan Tzara, Margaret Dumont and Groucho Marx, Robert Redford as Denys Finch Hatton in Sydney Pollack's Out Of Africa by Karen Blixen, Salieri and Mozart in Milos Forman's Amadeus, and Caruso the peacock helped to compose Xavier Giannoli's Marguerite, starring Catherine Frot with André Marcon, Aubert Fenoy, Michel Fau, Denis Mpunga, Sylvain Dieuaide and Christa Théret.

Meryl Streep in Stephen Frears' Florence Foster Jenkins, the next Steven Spielberg, Jeff Nichols, Midnight Special in Paris, Broadway Danny Rose, Woody Allen and Danny Kaye in Carnegie Deli and Carnegie Hall in New York excited the director during our conversation.

Hazel (Christa Théret) singing with Nedda (Petra Nesvacilová)

Anne-Katrin Titze: When did you first hear of Florence Foster Jenkins?

Xavier Giannoli: 15 years ago on the radio. I heard this
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Marguerite review – tragicomic bid for stardom

The true story of a tone-deaf wealthy music lover who wants to be an opera star is painfully poignant

A César award-winning performance by Catherine Frot as the tone-deaf Marguerite Dumont drives a tragicomic tale of a wealthy but lonely music lover who proves that “singers can’t hear themselves”. Inspired by the real-life figure of Florence Foster Jenkins (also the subject of Stephen Frears’s forthcoming film starring Meryl Streep), this engagingly compassionate fable from writer-director Xavier Giannoli (The Singer, Superstar) opens at a private party in September 1920, where wannabe opera star Marguerite scares children under tables with a voice that is “divinely off-key – sublimely, wildly!” Cold-shouldered by a husband who sees her as “a freak”, Marguerite is embraced by opportunists and anarchists who hear in her voice the sound of someone trying to “exorcise an inner demon” – a review she takes as a compliment. An elaborate conspiracy to
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Perfect pitch by Anne-Katrin Titze

Xavier Giannoli: "The importance of Billy Wilder for me was tenderness and cruelty." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

My conversation with the Marguerite director ranged from Erik Satie's food habits, Salieri in Milos Forman's Amadeus, tribute to Jean Renoir's The Rules Of The Game, John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King, Erich von Stroheim in Sunset Boulevard, Robert Redford in Sydney Pollack's Out Of Africa and Karen Blixen, Meryl Streep in Stephen Frears' Florence Foster Jenkins, Woody Allen's Broadway Danny Rose, Danny Kaye and the Carnegie Deli, Charlie Chaplin, Tristan Tzara to Margaret Dumont and the Marx Brothers.

Catherine Frot as Marguerite: "It's the story of a woman who needs love."

When I brought up Michael Shannon and Jeff Nichols' latest film, Midnight Special (after Shotgun Stories and Take Shelter and Mud), Xavier Giannoli said that in Paris there are posters
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