When her gambling husband walks off with her life savings, Ray (Oscar nominated Melissa Leo), hardened by circumstances, is left to resort to drastic measures to fend for her family as best she can.
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Drama set on the border of a Mohawk reservation located between New York State and Quebec. Two women living near the border, one white (Melissa Leo, in an Oscar-nominated performance) and one Mohawk (Misty Upham), are drawn by the lure of ready cash into smuggling illegal immigrants into the United States across the treacherous frozen waters of the St Lawrence river. As the two make ready for their sprint across the ice, neither woman realises just how closely their lives are about to entwine.
Twice Academy Award nominated (Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay) and two-time Winner at the Independent Spirit Awards (Best Actress and Producer Award) Courtney Hunt&39;s powerful critically acclaimed debut feature-film has also picked up a slue of festival accolades including the Grand Jury prize in Dramatic Competition at Sundance Featuring a breathtaking performance by Melissa Leo (21 Grams) Frozen River tells the story of a blue collar Mom trying desperately to hold her family together on the icy plains of the Canadian border in the lead up to Christmas When her gambling husband walks off with her life savings Ray (Melissa Leo) hardened by circumstances is left to resort to drastic measures to fend for her family as best she can Exclusive in-depth interviews with writerdirector Courtney Hunt and actress Melissa Leo Stills gallery Trailer Actors Melissa Leo Misty Upham Michael O&39;Keefe Mark Boone Junior Charlie McDermott James Reilly Dylan Carusona Jay Klaitz Michael Sky John Canoe & Nancy WuDirector Courtney HuntCertificate 15 years and overLanguages EnglishDuration 1 hour and 33 minutes (approx)Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play