White Material

White Material

In her most recent film, Denis revisits themes of colonialism and its aftermath in Africa including the shifting power relationships between the black and white communities. Intelligent, nuanced and with a formidable performance from Isabelle Huppert as Maria, a coffee plantation owner, caught in the middle of armed conflict between rebels and the army of an un-named country. 

White Material

$3.30 is too cheap for a cup of coffee

  • Director: Claire Denis
  • Year: 2009
  • Run Time: 100mins
  • Format: 35mm
  • Country: France/Cameroon
  • Rating: MA