MLL International Film Series - French Film "White Material" (2009, Claire Denis)

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 6:00pm
Neville Hall, Room 003

The DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES presents:

WHITE MATERIAL
In an unnamed African country in the grips of civil war a French woman (Isabelle Huppert) desperately tries to hold on to her coffee plantation and her way of life.  Oblivious to the mounting danger, she searches for workers who will finish the harvest, endangering those close to her and risking everything to save the livelihood she has always known. 

One of Europe's most prominent filmmakers, Claire Denis draws in White Material upon her experience of growing up in colonial West Africa.  Nominated for the Golden Lion Award at the 2009 Venice Festival.

This event is free and open only to Lehigh students/faculty/staff.

Light refreshments will be served after the film.


Be sure to catch all of the films in this year’s MLL International Film Series:

  October 3     White Material   (French)

  October 5     Densha Otoko/Train Man   (Japanese)

October 10     My Perestroika   (Russian)

October 19     The Story of Qiu Ju   (Chinese)

October 24     Where Do We Go Now?   (Arabic)

October 26     La Jaula de Oro/The Golden Dream   (Spanish)

October 31     Phoenix   (German)