Saturday, February 13, 2016

Berlin Review: In 'L'Avenir,' Isabelle Huppert Takes Stock of Her Life

Isabelle Huppert excels as a middle-aged woman forced to think again about her life in "L'Avenir." MIa Hansen-Love's films have always demonstrated a maturity of insight beyond her years, which she’s applied to her observations on people her own age or younger. Now 35, with her fifth feature "L’Avenir" ("Things To Come") she’s looking ahead of herself for the first time, and to the experience of a middle-aged woman suddenly forced to reappraise her life. Also for the first time, the director has at her disposal an actress of considerable experience and talent, Isabelle Huppert. This pair are perfectly matched, with both director and actress...

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