Lisa Schwarzbaum
November 16, 2010 AT 05:00 AM EST

White Material

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
102 minutes
Limited Release Date
11/19/10
performer
Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Lambert
director
Claire Denis

We gave it an A-

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-

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