A forlorn, circumspect amble through turmoil in advancing age is the motor behind Mia Hansen-Love’s downbeat Things To Come (L’avenir). A departure from her previous works focusing on youth, her contemplative fifth feature nestles in competition for the prestigious Golden Bear. It is easy to observe why.
Following on from an original film that caught the movie industry, well, if not sleeping, exactly, then definitely in the throes of a nice mid-afternoon nap, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is once again open about its desire to plunder the silver-mopped audience for box office spoils.
Considerably overweight and out of love. Cruelly bullied by the brutes in the work place and showing signs of arrested development at home. At the age of 43, Fusi (Gunnar Jonsson) is locked in a life marked only by its stasis.