Things to Come

Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. 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, Nathalie’s husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life.

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  • ★★★★½ review by davidehrlich on Letterboxd

    It’s never a good idea to take public transportation home from a funeral, but sexagenarian philosophy professor Nathalie Chazeaux (Isabelle Huppert) insists on learning that lesson the hard way. Crumpled against the window of a bus as it groans its way through the streets of Paris, Nathalie begins to cry. The teenage girl sitting in the seat across from her eyeballs the scene like she’s resisting the urge to Instagram it, like she has no idea that it’s only a matter of time before we’re all the woman crying on the bus. That’s when Nathalie spies Heinz (Andre Marcon), still technically her husband, walking around town with the young woman who recently inspired him to walk out on his wife of 25 years.

    Sometimes, life is subtle — sometimes, it’s so in your face that you just have to laugh. And that’s exactly what Nathalie does, chortling in disbelief at the complete perfection with which her world has been turned upside down.

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  • ★★★★½ review by Eli Hayes on Letterboxd

    Isabelle Huppert is burying

    every other working actor.

  • ★★★★½ review by davidehrlich on Letterboxd

    Løved it.

  • ★★★★½ review by Juvenile Cinephile on Letterboxd

    That guy who wanted to cop a feel on Huppert while watching a Kiarostami film is the film villain of 2016.

  • ★★★★ review by josh lewis🌹 on Letterboxd

    we are all waiting for the inevitable, the best we can do is cope with the present

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