Life Goes On: The Films of Mia Hansen-Løve

January 25–February 14, 2019

Mia Hansen-Løve’s profoundly humanist films are keenly attuned to the rhythms of life. The director joins us to present her work along with a selection of films she admires.

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  • Goodbye First Love. Photo: Carole Bethuel

  • All Is Forgiven

  • Things to Come. Photo: Ludovic Bergery, courtesy Sundance Selects

  • Father of My Children. Photo: Karine Arlot

  • Eden

  • Upcoming
  • Past
  • Past

Past Films

  • Summer

    • Thursday, February 14 7 PM
    Éric Rohmer
    France, 1986

    The astounding performance of Marie Rivière as a lonely woman searching for company—yet unwilling to compromise—grounds this airy, ephemeral summertime tale. “Rohmer’s ultimate masterwork” (Andrew Sarris).

  • Adalen 31

    • Sunday, February 10 1:30 PM
    Bo Widerberg
    Sweden, 1969

    35mm Archival Print

    A worker’s family goes about their daily life while a labor strike looms first in the distance, and then all too close, in Bo Widerberg’s devastating retelling of an infamous 1931 massacre.

  • Eden

    • Sunday, February 3 6:30 PM
    Mia Hansen-Løve
    France, 2014

    A Parisian DJ strives to maintain a semblance of normality in the dizzy world of global club culture. Cameos by Daft Punk and other legends enhance this “perfect mix of music and melancholia” (The Guardian).

  • All Is Forgiven

    • Saturday, February 2 7:30 PM
    Mia Hansen-Løve
    France, 2007

    Hansen-Løve’s assured debut feature is a generous, unflinching look at a loving family gradually undone by addiction. Winner of France’s Louis Deluc Prize for Best First Film.

    Mia Hansen-Løve in Person

  • The Pelican

    • Friday, February 1 8:30 PM
    Gérard Blain
    France, 1974

    Imported 35mm Print

    A jazz musician and new father winds up in jail to satisfy his wife’s upwardly mobile desires; years later, she’s remarried, and he’s an ex-con trying to get back into his son’s life. An achingly moving portrait of paternal love and desperate measures.

    Introduction by Mia Hansen-Løve

  • Father of My Children

    • Thursday, January 31 7 PM
    Mia Hansen-Løve
    France, 2009

    An indie film producer juggles vocation, familial demands, and impending financial ruin in this bittersweet portrait of complex relationships in the world of cinema and beyond, inspired by the real life of producer Humbert Balsan.

    Mia Hansen-Løve in Person

  • Goodbye First Love

    • Sunday, January 27 4 PM
    Mia Hansen-Løve
    France, 2011

    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

    A young woman moves beyond a teenage love affair in Hansen-Løve’s semiautobiographical film, both a nuanced portrayal of evolving relationships and a study of the creative power generated through love.

    Mia Hansen-Løve in Person

  • Things to Come

    • Saturday, January 26 5:30 PM
    Mia Hansen-Løve
    France, 2016

    Philosophy professor Isabelle Huppert competently juggles career and family—until an unexpected series of events forces her to rethink her entire life—in Hansen-Løve’s festival favorite. “Huppert is extraordinary” (Time).

    Mia Hansen-Løve in Person

  • Café Lumière

    • Saturday, January 26 8:15 PM
    Hou Hsiao-hsien
    Japan, 2003

    Imported 35mm Print

    Hou Hsiao-hsien pays tribute to Yasujiro Ozu in this meditative look at life and love in contemporary Tokyo, starring Tadanobu Asano. “The plot is spare, but the sounds, images, and ambience are indelible” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).

    Introduction by Mia Hansen-Løve

  • The Mother and the Whore

    • Friday, January 25 7 PM
    Jean Eustache
    France, 1973

    BAMPFA Collection

    Jean-Pierre Léaud as a castaway from the sixties and the sexual revolution, waffling between two women. “The greatest French film of the ’70s” (Cahiers du cinéma). “A searing masterpiece” (Chicago Reader).