Berlin: Sundance Selects Grabs Isabelle Huppert's 'Things to Come'

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Mia Hansen-Love's Isabelle Huppert-starring drama had its premiere in Berlin to strong reviews.

Sundance Selects has pounced on Berlinale favorite Things to Come, Mia Hansen-Love's fifth film starring Isabelle Huppert.

The drama — about a philosophy professor whose life takes a turn when her husband leaves her and her mother passes away — had its world premiere on Saturday to solid reviews.

This is Sundance Selects' second collaboration with sales banner Films du Losange on a Hansen-Love’s film. It is also the third title directed by Hansen-Love that the company will release following The Father of My Children and Goodbye First Love, and reunites the distributor with producer Charles Gillibert of CG Cinema.

"Anchored by a deeply moving performance by the incomparable Isabelle Huppert, Things to Come is a profoundly moving film with universal themes about life and loss," said Sundance Selects/IFC president Jonathan Sehring. "We are thrilled to be working again with Charles as well as with Mia, who is fast becoming one of the world’s great auteurs."

Added Berenice Vincent, Films du Losange's head of sales: "Mia perfectly knows how to handle the complexity of emotions with finesse and a fluid cinematography. Things to Come is not just another story confining women to their simple love life, and I'm thrilled to have Sundance Selects take care of this new step in Mia's filmography."

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, senior vp acquisitions from Sundance Selects/IFC Films, with Vincent on behalf of the filmmakers.