Things to Come
Things to Come

Things to Come

Director Mia Hansen-Løve

Production year 2016

Length 100min.

Country France/Germany


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. Mia Hansen-Løve’s fifth feature marks a departure from the topic of youth; instead she has chosen to explore the onset of age in a powerful yet also ironic portrait of a woman. The film revolves around questions of happiness, of having a vocation and the value or folly of established ways of living. It depicts not only one individual’s search for new avenues, it also asks if – and to what extent – philosophy can be applied to our everyday life.


Mia Hansen-Løve
Mia Hansen-Løve



Charles Gillibert


Mia Hansen-Løve

Director of Photography

Denis Lenoir

Production designer

Anna Falguères


Vincent Vatoux


Marion Monnier


Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob, Sarah Le Picard

Production company(ies)

CG Cinema, Paris, France

Mia Hansen-Løve

Mia Hansen-Løve made her acting debut at the age of 17 in Olivier Assayas Late August, Early September. She studied at the Conservatoire d'art dramatique in Paris and wrote for the Cahiers du Cinéma. She then began directing short films. Her debut feature All Is Forgiven was nominated for a César and won the Prix Louis Delluc for Best First Film.


All Is Forgiven (2007), The Father of My Children (2009), Goodbye First Love (2011), Eden (2014), Things to Come (2016).

FILMS 2016