"Life, Philosophy, Huppert!"
It would be wrong to say there's not a great deal that happens in Mia Love-Hansen's film 'Things to Come': we see births, deaths and marriages (fall apart), as well as the extended tale of an unwanted cat. But it's all presented as the proceeding of normal life, and convincingly so, things happen and lives undergo incremental, and incidental change: this isn't a tightly wound narrative with a driven sequence of events.
It may sound boring, but it never is, thanks mostly to a very good performance from the always interesting Isabelle Huppert, playing a woman facing what she never allows herself to portray as a stereotypical description of a mid-life crisis, even though it features some common elements. Ultimately, this is a small movie, but it's both very specific (Huppert's character is a philosophy teacher and moves in a particular mileau) and yet true to life more generally. Highly recommended.
| Finals Score : 8/10