Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story ... See full summary »
While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.
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.
Nathalie Chazeaux is based on writer/director Mia Hansen-Løve's mother, Laurence Hansen-Løve who is a philosophy professor, and has written a book called Philosophy A to Z. See more »
Nathalie is shown walking through the mud flats exposed along the beach at low tide. As she walks, she is clearly following footprints. Since the mud was previously underwater, the footprints must be from a previous take of Isabelle Huppert walking along the same path. See more »
The efficiency of "L'avenir" has in Isabelle Huppert your vital point. If her Nathalie had been given to an actress with less recourse, and she did not have the passion and delivery that Huppert has, we would have a movie out of tune. Fortunately we have Huppert,and here her talents is always added. First to a excellent screenplay, that creates believable and interesting situations, developing the film with many doses of realism, and very calmly and interested. The supporters are very good too, and the direction is excellent, flowing in an incredible way. Is subtle, investigative, never exhibitionist, and is placed as the eyes of the audience, always observing the actions and reactions that fall about your lead. The results is a picture interested and interesting, intellectualized but not snobby, about a ordinary person and ordinary situations (although shocking), and never (thank you!) loses the focus of dazzle that is Isabelle Huppert.
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