Release date:November 19, 2010
Screenwriters:Claire Denis, Marie N'Diaye
Starring:Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Lambert, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Isaach de Bankole, William Nadylam, Adèle Ado, Ali Barkai, Daniel Tchangang
From Claire Denis, the incomparable director of "Beau Travail, "L'Intrus" and "35 Shots of Rum," 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 the dark complexities of racial conflict and limits of human will. The legendary Isabelle Huppert 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.