White Material
First screened in November 2010
Director: Claire Denis. Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Lambert, William Nadylam, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Isaach de Bankolé, Michel Subor, Ali Barkai, Adèle Ado, Daniel Tchangang. Screenplay: Claire Denis and Marie N'Diaye.

Twitter Capsule: Agonized and fearless, eerily sympathetic, formally electric, like the last visions of someone being burned alive

VOR:   Audiences, juries reject Denis again. What a shame. Political cri de coeur gene-spliced with steely women's film, as abstract in story but sensorily direct as an experimental film.

Photo © 2009 Why Not Productions/Wild Bunch/France 3 Cinéma,
© 2010 IFC Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

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