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White Material

Fri 30 July 2010 // 20:00
Sat 31 July 2010 // 20:00
Sun 1 August 2010 // 20:00

(Fri 30th - Sun 1st / 8pm / £4/3)
(Claire Denis / 2009 / France / 100 minutes / cert tbc)

Isabelle Huppert dominates the screen as Maria, a coffee plantation owner in an unnamed African country. Strong and stubborn, she refuses to accept that the chaos of revolution surrounding her threatens more than just her business. Government forces are at war with rebels and Maria's workers are fleeing. Schools are closing and children are turning into thrill-seeking warriors. As the external tensions build, the tipping point comes unexpectedly from within the family, as Maria's son seeks revenge for a personal humiliation. An enigmatic and powerful film.