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Frozen River

Drama Crime


 

Two women are drawn into border smuggling across the frozen water of the St. Lawrence River.

"Frozen River" is a stark and gritty portrait of two women struggling on the harsh edges of society, trying to protect their children from the bleakness of their environment, both physical and emotional. Linked by their almost primal maternal determination, their desperation leads them into criminality. There is no allowance for sentimentality in this outstanding film, and the authentic performances leave you feeling that you have much to be thankful for as you return to your much easier (and warmer) life.

Wendy Slevison

Limited Release 12th February 2009
97 mins