White As Snow

France, 112m, DCP

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Screened August 13–26, 2021

When Claire (Lou de Laâge, The Innocents), a beautiful but reserved young woman unwittingly provokes the furious jealousy of her evil stepmother, Maud (the iconic Isabelle Huppert), life as she knows it is over. Sent far away from home, Claire awakens, both figuratively and literally, in a small village in the French mountains. As if by magic, her formerly shy demeanor is gone and she is suddenly aware of her feminine power. It’s the beginning of a radical emancipation. As Claire meets the locals and starts to take joy in her sexuality, soon one, two, three… seven men fall under her charm. But then Maud arrives wanting to reconnect, and Claire must decide whom to trust — her sophisticated but cold stepmother, or the circle of adoring men that now surrounds her. A Cohen Media Group release

In French with English subtitles

Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival, Göteborg Film Festival

A film by Anne Fontaine

Darkly playful… The film’s pleasures come by way of its fluid tango with the source material.”

Lisa Kennedy, The New York Times

A gorgeously lensed tale of female emancipation and generational jealousy… The acting and the visuals are all stellar.”

Lee Jutton, Film Inquiry