Presented by: New Zealand International Film Festival

Things to Come

August 8–12, 2016

ITR Auditorium


MatureAudiences10

France 2016
Director/Screenplay:
Mia Hansen-Løve
In French and German, with English subtitles

Isabelle Huppert is in mesmerising form as Nathalie, a philosophy teacher in her 60s withstanding a succession of hurtful losses and tempering a lifetime’s self-assurance with admirable composure.

“A wondrously assured look at a philosophy teacher going through what might be described as a mid-life crisis… were it not for the stoic fortitude and keen appetite for life with which she responds to whatever befalls her… Mia Hansen-Løve creates and sustains a light, delicate tone while never downplaying the difficulties of an unexpected, unwanted life-change. She’s helped enormously by a supremely witty, touching, utterly truthful performance by Isabelle Huppert.” — Geoff Andrew,Sight & Sound

“Thefilm oozes with such effortless alchemy between director and actor that it’s hard to believe Mia Hansen-Løve, who also wrote the script, is not more advanced in years (the writer-director is still only 35)… Due in no small part to the strength of Huppert’s subtly emotive performance, the manner in which Nathalie simply carries on without carrying on (i.e.: without suffering a total breakdown) is so refreshingly… female.” — Emma Myers, Brooklyn

“No festival should be without a superb Huppert performance, and Mia Hansen-Løve’s insightful, literate and moving drama gives her sterling material to work with.” — Jonathan Romney, The Observer

Running Times:
Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.

Box Office Open: 1 Hour Prior to first session of the day
Auditorium Doors Open: 15 Minutes prior to film (Approx)
Duration: 101 Minutes
Box Office Close: 30 Minutes after last film starts


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