Monday, 15 May 2017

Things to Come (L'avenir)


Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) who teaches Philosophy at a school is increasingly drawn to a former student and his commune lifestyle as her marriage to another academic begins to disintegrate.

'Things to Come' (L'avenir) is one of these French films which present a snapshot of a time in a person's life. There is little to explain their past and just as little to suggest their future. The film ambles along as a period in Nathalie's life.

I generally find Huppert to be a rather cold, emotionless presence. In this instance there are flickers of passion in her character.

An observation piece without the interruption of action.

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