Things to Come (L'avenir)
Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016)

What happens when the life you've worked so hard to build falls apart? In THINGS TO COME, Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert, in "a career-best performance" (Jordan Hoffman, Vanity Fair), portrays Nathalie, a philosophy teacher… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 2, 2016
DVD Release Date: May 9, 2017
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Consensus: A union to cherish between a writer-director and star working at peak power, Things to Come offers quietly profound observations on life, love, and the irrevocable passage of time.

Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

Visually arresting, but never precious, it's filled with ideas that have relevance to actual life, ideas that are based on a moral conviction that a question well-posed is far more valuable than an easy answer.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This French drama gives Huppert a brilliant, Rousseau-quoting character to play around with, and she saunters through the role, finding fresh moments in every scene.

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Mariana FernŠndez
Butaca Ancha

... an intimate reflection of solitude and the acceptance of events in everyday life... [Full review in Spanish]

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Following her triumph in Elle, French screen legend Isabelle Huppert scores another bullseye with this delicate tale of philosophy professor starting over

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

It has slow patches, but it has a cumulative effect, thanks equally to Hansen-Love and Huppert. We come away feeling enriched and expanded, without exactly knowing how or why.

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Luis Enrique Forero Varela
El antepenķltimo mohicano

An excellent example of the human crisis in the face of the impossibility of utopia, executed with the mastery of one of the most talented directors of today's cinema. [Full review in Spanish]

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

OK, now Isabelle Huppert is just showing off.

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Stephanie Zacharek
TIME Magazine

Huppert is extraordinary-she reveals everything even when you think she's showing nothing-and she's the perfect actress, right now, for Hansen-LÝve's fine-grained perceptiveness.

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Violeta Kovacsics

A complicated film, ambitious for its willingness to delve into subjects such as intellectualism or individual freedom. [Full review in Spanish]

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There is a certain intuitive feel to Mia Hansen-LÝve's films, as though she prefers to always follow her heart in order to find a direction for her… More
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Isabelle Huppert, an icon of French cinema, has to engage all of her artistic power to give meaning and complexity to a screenplay that is not too far from a… More