Staff Pick of the Day
Directed by Claire Denis
Political Drama - Rated NR - 102 Minutes - 2009
As chaos reigns in a conflict-torn African nation, a French coffee plantation owner (Isabelle Huppert) plants her heels and refuses to leave, resulting in a line-blurring blend of stoicism and arrogance. Director Claire Denis doesn't go out of her way to explain the conflict or the characters' relationships, resulting in a film that feels almost entirely in media res, mimicking Huppert's own general sense of disorientation and struggling to keep afloat.