The White Knights (12)
France/2015/112mins/12. Dir: Joachim Lafosse With: Vincent Lindon, Louise Bourgoin, Valérie Donzelli
Presented as part of the French Film Festival. Jacques runs the charity rescuing orphans in Africa to provide them with a new life in France, but the organisation’s motives behind saving the orphans are not always altruistic, blurring the line between humanitarian assistance and human trafficking. A provocative and urgently current examination of the sometimes murky moral choices made by NGOs in strife-torn environments, this is an ambiguous, disturbing, yet hopeful film.