Film - Feature | January 30 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A busy philosophy professor, Nathalie (impeccably embodied by Isabelle Huppert), moves purposefully between classes, lunches with her husband and grown children, meetings with her publisher, and the apartment of her ailing mother, expertly balancing her time. But a series of unexpected upsets forces her to rethink her relationships and herself. Nathalies unspoken grief, fear, and anger are buried so deeply beneath her cool, rational façade that she herself seems unaware of them. By depicting the moments between lifes ruptures and the gaps between the expressed and the unspoken, Hansen-Løve makes space for her protagonists ordeal to resonate all the more.