Claire Denis, White Material, 2009 (still); photo: courtesy IFC Films


White Material

Saturday, Feb 17, 2018

5 p.m.

“Denis returns to Africa with this dark story of a Frenchwoman’s refusal to give up her coffee plantation—and uproot her family—in an unnamed country on the brink of civil war. Isabelle Huppert, working with Denis for the first time, plays the steely, self-deluding Martha Vial, obstinately continuing the coffee harvest amid the turmoil. Heedless of the French Army’s warnings to evacuate, she carries on even as the plantation’s African workers flee for safety, shrugging off the increasingly baleful portents and threats that close in around her family.”
— Jesse Dubus, SFFILM Festival

Film Details

Country: France/Germany
Language: French
Year: 2009
Running time: 106 min
Format: 35mm
Director: Claire Denis
Screenwriters: Claire Denis, Marie NDiaye
Producer: Pascal Caucheteux
Cinematographer: Yves Cape
Editor: Guy Lecorne
Source: IFC Films

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