Berlin: Isabelle Huppert, Mia Hansen-Love Chat About ‘Things To Come’

BERLIN — French star Isabelle Huppert was on hand in Berlin at the presser of “Things To Come” (“L’Avenir”) along with helmer Mia Hansen-love and co-star Roman Kolinka, who was just named one of Variety’s 10 European Stars To Watch.

Thesp Edith Scob and producer Charles Gillibert completed the panel.

In “Things To Come,” Huppert plays a philosophy professor who is confronted with a series of misfortunes prompting her to throw herself into a new chapter of her life.

“I was attracted to this project because I had been wanting to work with Mia Hansen-Love for a while and I found compelling the way this film draws a portrait of an intellectual woman, which we seldom see in contemporary movies,” said Huppert, adding that “there is common belief that if we talk about intellectuels, movies won’t be entertaining; but it’s not true. I liked the way Mia depicted this character in a sensual, light and youthful way.”

For many who haven’t yet seen “Things To Come,” the movie seems to mark a departure for Hansen-Love whose previous pics dealt with young folks such as her previous feature “Eden.” But Hansen-Love pointed out “Things To Come” was as much – if not more — personal than the movies she’s made before. “What most people don’t know is that both of my parents are philosophy professors, so I was brought up in this intellectual environment which I show in this film,” said Hansen-Love.

The director said she wrote the script with Huppert in mind. “Thinking of Isabelle throughout the writing process inspired me and stimulated me tremendously; it helped me give the script an uplifting spirit, even though the subject matter of the film is rather serious,” said Hansen-Love.

Pic is produced by Charles Gillibert at CG Cinema, the company behind “Eden.” Les Films du Losange is handling international sales and will distribute in France. Gillibert argued France still had an efficient support network for “fragile” arthouse films like “Things To Come.”

“Things To Come” will be released on April 6 in France.

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