Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “La Syndicaliste” showing Dec. 15-20 at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre.
An investigative thriller set in the world of nuclear power and corrupt politics, “La Syndicaliste” follows the true story of Maureen Kearney (Isabelle Huppert), the influential head union representative of a French multinational nuclear powerhouse.
A deft navigator of elite political and financial circles, Maureen becomes a whistleblower when she discovers international backroom dealings, exposing secrets that shook the French nuclear sector. Fighting against government ministers and industry leaders, Maureen worked tirelessly to bring the scandal to light and defend thousands of jobs until she was violently sexually assaulted in her own home, seemingly targeted for her attempts to reveal the truth.
As her attack is investigated, new elements create doubt in the minds of detectives and lawyers, and they begin to see Maureen not as a victim, but as a suspect. Surrounded by powerful enemies and unable to trust anyone, Maureen must fight to clear her name.
“Maureen Kearney’s story is unbelievable. Played with an electric stillness by the great Isabelle Huppert … who can convey an ocean of feeling with the twitch of an eyebrow.” — Deadline
“Derives its power from the knowledge that this shocking story actually happened.” — Screen Daily
“A politically tinged back-room drama of shifting power hierarchies … Huppert taps into a level of vulnerability rarely seen throughout her vast filmography.” — Ion Cinema
“La Syndicaliste” will be shown at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Dec. 15-20. Showtimes will be Friday, Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 15, 18 and 19 at 3:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, Dec. 16, 17 and 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.