Norton Simon Film Series | The Female Gaze: Shining a Light on French Filmmakers

The Norton Simon Museum presents a summer film series every Friday highlighting various filmmakers News | Norton Simon Museum will be hosting a screening of Things to Come, directed by Mia Hanson-Løve

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Sweetness of Life: Three 18th-Century French Paintings from The Frick Collection, film critic Peter Rainer organizes a quartet of female-centric films by iconic French women directors. The films encompass a wide range of stories and styles, celebrating the strength of French women in the arts and their achievements.

Each film begins with an introduction by Rainer at 5:50 p.m.

This week:

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Things to Come (2016), PG-13

5:50 pm – 7:45 pm
Mia Hansen-Løve

Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) is 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. But beginning with the bombshell revelation that her husband of 25 years is leaving her, one by one the pillars of Nathalie’s life start to crumble. For the first time in ages, she finds herself adrift, but with a newfound sense of liberation. With nothing to hold her back, Nathalie sets out to define this new phase of her life and to rediscover herself.

No reservations taken. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.