Things to Come
Linda H. Rugg is a scholar of literature and cinema and a professor in the Department of Scandinavian at UC Berkeley. She will join writer/director Mia Hansen-Løve in conversation after the screening.
Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob,
A busy philosophy professor, Nathalie (impeccably embodied by Isabelle Huppert), moves purposefully between classes, lunches with her husband and grown children, meetings with her publisher, and the apartment of her ailing mother, expertly balancing her time. But a series of unexpected upsets forces her to rethink her relationships and herself. Nathalie’s unspoken grief, fear, and anger are buried so deeply beneath her cool, rational façade that she herself seems unaware of them. By depicting the moments between life’s ruptures and the gaps between the expressed and the unspoken, Hansen-Løve makes space for her protagonist’s ordeal to resonate all the more.