05 January 2009

icy heat

I realize that words like “visually stunning” get tossed around too often when describing movies, but in the case of Far North (2007), it is…visually stunning! Of course, I must admit my predilection for snowy, icy landscapes.

Michelle Yeoh, Sean Bean, and Michelle Krusiec star in this strange little tale of love, jealousy, and, reflecting the arctic terrain, desolation. I especially like Michelle Yeoh as the object of a shaman’s curse at her birth. But maybe she’s used to playing characters who are cursed! The characters she plays in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2003) and Sunshine (2007) don’t have the best of luck!

In any event, there’s some icy heat in this film.

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