French mood-and-feeling master filmmaker Claire Denis (Beau Travail) returns to the Africa of her youth for an intense, mysterious drama exploring revolution and loss. In White Material, the great French star Isabelle Huppert plays a coffee-plantation owner in an unnamed African state erupting with black resentment of white colonialists. It’s a naked, mesmerizing performance in perfect sync with Denis’ prowling style. (Available on cable via on demand) A-
INTO AFRICA Isabelle Huppert on the plantation in White Material
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Lambert; Director: Claire Denis; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season
Posted November 16 2010 — 12:00 AM EST
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