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Plot, Details & Awards

White Material

Not Rated In Theaters 11/19/2010 , 102min.
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Plot & Details

From Claire Denis, the incomparable director of 'Beau Travail,' 'L'Intrus' and '35 Shots of Rhum,' comes 'White Material': a rich and thrilling account of a woman driven to the edge. An official section of the Venice, Toronto and New York Film Festivals, the film is a riveting exploration the dark complexities of racial conflict and limits of human will. The legendary Isabelle Huppert ('La Ceremonie,' 'The Piano Teacher,' '8 Women,') is Maria Vial, a fearless French woman attempting to run her family's coffee plantation in an unnamed African country. Torn violently apart by hate-fueled civil conflict, this unforgiving setting soon turns against the foreign family, declaring them outlaw in their new home. In a brash effort to save her family and livelihood, Maria risks everything, fighting with every shred of her will to buck the rebel forces wrestling for control of local power.

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Los Angeles Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Los Angeles Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 National Board of Review Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 National Society of Film Critics Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

New York Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 New York Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Rotterdam International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Rotterdam International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

San Francisco International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 San Francisco International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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