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Frozen River
Official Selection
Closing Ceremony
Foto: Iñaki Pardo
Frozen River
Foto: Montse Castillo
Frozen River
Foto: Montse Castillo
Frozen River
Foto: Montse Castillo
Photocall ''Frozen River''
Photocall ''Frozen River''
Photocall ''Frozen River'' (es)
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Photocall ''Frozen River'' (es)
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Ray Eddy is about to buy her family the house of her dreams. But when her gamble-loving husband takes off with the money, Ray finds herself alone with her kids and completely broke. Trying to trace her husband down, she meets Lila Littlewolf, a Mohawk girl who provides her with a plan for earning easy money. But the risks are high: smuggling immigrants on the frozen Saint Lawrence, with border patrols on both banks. Desperate for money, Ray accepts the offer: Ray will drive the car and they will share the cash. At first the ice is still thick, but as the deals go on and the Saint Lawrence gets thinner, Ray and Lila will discover that smuggling immigrants comes at a cost.
BIOGRAPHY
Born in Memphis (Tennessee), Courtney Hunt holds a Master in Fine Arts from Columbia University?s Film Division. Her graduation short, Althea Faught, which she herself wrote and directed, has been screened at numerous festivals, including Tribeca, Edinburgh, Montreal and Los Angeles. Her second short, Frozen River, was released at New York Festival in 2004 and gave rise to her first and identically named feature film, recipient of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2008.
CAST & CREW
Director
Courtney Hunt
Screenplay
Courtney Hunt
Photography
Reed Morano
Edition
Kate Williams
Music
Peter Golub, Shahad Ismaily
Cast
Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, Mark Boone Junior, Michael O’Keefe
Running Time
97 m.
Country
USA
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