July 24, 2012

On The Ice (2011)

Directed by: Andrew Okpeaha MacLean
Country: USA

Plot: In Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend.
Review: This story about an accidental crime in Alaska was interesting to follow. Without anything really transcendent, it touches however in some points that deserve consideration – issues like alcohol and drugs abuse, night parties (despite of the sun never sets), friendship and family, in such an isolated village was well documented. The uneven acting was the main issue with this movie, but the coherence of the plot makes us watch it till the end without boring moments.
Relevant awards: Best debut film and Crystal Bear (Berlin); Jury Prize (Woodstock).

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