Back to All Events

White Material (Claire Denis, France, 2009)

A poignant, haunting study of well-intentioned but doomed folly, embodied by a heroine whose bravery renders her blind to the world that is crumbling around her.
— Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

Nottingham band the Tindersticks lend their lushly melancholy musical sensibilities to Claire Denis' intense drama of racial politics. Isabelle Huppert stars as Maria Vial, a fearless French woman attempting to run her family's coffee plantation in an unnamed African country. Torn apart by civil conflict, this unforgiving setting soon turns its hatred against the foreign family, declaring them outlaws in their new home.