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thumbnail White Material (2009, France, Cameroon)

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Director: Claire Denis
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Lambert, Nicolas Duvauchelle, William Nadylam, Michel Subor
Genre: Drama, War
Duration: 106 mins

From Claire Denis, the incomparable director of BEAU TRAVAIL, L’INTRUS and 35 SHOTS OF RHUM, comes WHITE MATERIAL: a rich and thrilling account of a woman driven to the edge. An official section of the Venice, Toronto and New York Film Festivals, the film is a riveting exploration of the dark complexities of racial conflict and limits of human will. The legendary Isabelle Huppert (LA CEREMONIE, THE PIANO TEACHER, 8 WOMEN) is Maria Vial, a fearless French woman attempting to run her family’s coffee plantation in an unnamed African country. Torn violently apart by hate-fueled civil conflict, this unforgiving setting soon turns against the foreign family, declaring them outlaw in their new home. In a brash effort to save her family and livelihood, Maria risks everything, fighting with every shred of her will to buck the rebel forces wrestling for control of local power.

Screening Date: June 24, 2012

In the African heat, one woman stands alone

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