Thursday, July 2, 2009
'Frozen River' International Trailer
Twice Academy Award nominated and two-time Winner at the Independent Spirit Awards, Courtney Hunt's powerful debut feature-film has also picked up a slue of festival accolades including the Grand Jury prize in Dramatic Competition at Sundance.
'Frozen River' takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Here, the lure of fast money from smuggling presents a daily challenge to single moms who would otherwise be earning minimum wage.
Two women - one white, one Mohawk, both single mothers faced with desperate circumstances - are drawn into the world of border smuggling across the frozen water of the St. Lawrence River. Ray and Lila - and a New York State Trooper as opponent in an evolving cat-and-mouse game.
It will be released here in Ireland and the UK for the 17th of July 2009.