- Winner Silver Bear for Best Director, 66th Berlin International Film Festival
Starring Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon
Films We Like is pleased to present Mia Hansen-Løve’s new film THINGS TO COME at the Toronto International Film Festival as a Special Presentation.
After the success of the EDM inspired EDEN, Hansen-Løve returns to TIFF with another moving portrait of life at a cross roads in the award-winning Things To Come (L’avenir).
Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. Life is good. 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 her husband abruptly announces he is leaving her for another woman, and her mother passes away. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life.
Things To Come (L’avenir) will open in theatres in Canada, December 2016.
Mia Hansen-Løve, director
Mia Hansen-Løve is a French film director, screenwriter and former actress. Her film The Father of My Children, won the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Her debut film, All Is Forgiven, was nominated for a César Award for Best First Feature Film in 2008 by the French Film Academy. Eden (2015) was inspired and co-written by Hansen-Løve’s brother Sven, who was a successful DJ in the ‘90s.
Hansen-Løve is married to director Olivier Assayas, who directed her in the films Late August, Early September and Sentimental Destinies.
Isabelle Huppert, actress
Huppert is a French actress who has appeared in more than 100 film and television productions since her debut in 1971. She won the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for The Lacemaker (1977) and the César Award for Best Actress for La Ceremonie (1995). She is the most nominated actress for the César Award, with 15 nominations. She was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1999 and was promoted to Officer in 2009.
FILMS WE LIKE
Founded by award-winning documentary filmmaker Ron Mann (Grass, Comic Book Confidential, Altman) Films We Like is a boutique distributor of documentary, independent and international films in Canada. Recent releases include Force Majeure, Finding Vivian Maier, and the Academy Award-winner Ida.
Running time: 100 minutes
French & German with English subtitles
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