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Mia Hansen-Løve

“When I was in my 20s, I was completely lost in life. Realising I wanted to make films gave me strength. Because film-making is a perpetual questioning of existence. What is beauty? Why am I living? And I need that.”

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    Bergman Island

    BERGMAN ISLAND

    MIA HANSEN-LØVE France, 2021

    Vicky Krieps, Tim Roth, and Mia Wasikowska star in this bewitching fable from Mia Hansen-Løve. Shot on Fårö where Ingmar Bergman made some of his greatest films, this sun-kissed voyage sails across the past and the present, fiction and reality, probing the prickly yet romantic process of artmaking.

    Things to Come

    THINGS TO COME

    MIA HANSEN-LØVE France, 2016

    A profound reflection on personhood and identity, Mia Hansen-Løve’s Things to Come effortlessly brings the pleasures of philosophy into everyday life. In one of her most touching performances, Isabelle Huppert exquisitely conveys the tempestuous gap between one’s private and intellectual personas.

    Goodbye First Love

    GOODBYE FIRST LOVE

    MIA HANSEN-LØVE France, 2011

    Anchored by an achingly sensitive performance from Lola Créton, Mia Hansen-Løve’s discerning study of personal revolution depicts adolescence with peerless grace. Illuminating a youthful romance with palpably lived wisdom, this sun-drenched film plumbs the profound immensity of formative first love.

    Un Pur Esprit

    UN PUR ESPRIT

    MIA HANSEN-LØVE France, 2004

    Speaking on One Fine Morning, Mia Hansen-Løve said she hopes viewers forget they’re watching a movie, instead experiencing life as her film plays. That quality appears fully formed in this early short, in which the sensory overload of a park has you fully present within the subject’s perspective.

    The Father of My Children

    THE FATHER OF MY CHILDREN

    MIA HANSEN-LØVE France, 2009

    The sophomore feature from Mia Hansen-Løve, this moving drama is sensitively attuned to the intimate dynamics of family life. Inspired by the true-life story of producer Hubert Balsan—famed for his work with Claire Denis—The Father of My Children blossoms with quiet observations on love and loss.

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