Here’s the first footage from the Mia Hansøn-Love-directed Things To Come, which plays the New York Film Festival this week after stops at Toronto and Berlin, where Hanson-Love won best director. IFC opens the film December 2. Huppert plays a philosophy teacher with a seemingly settled existence, juggling a rich life of the mind with the day-to-day demands of career and family (including frequent visits to her drama queen mother, played by Édith Scob). The comes the bombshell revelation that her husband of twenty-five years is leaving her, and one by one the pillars of Nathalie’s life start to crumble. It surprisingly brings a sense of liberation as she sets out to define this new phase of her life and rediscover herself.
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