Carrie-Anne Moss r……Maggie
Country：UK / Canada
SNOW CAKE is a UK-Canadian co-production produced by Gina Carter
and Andrew Eaton from Revolution Films and Canadian based Producers
Niv Fichman and Jessica Daniel from Rhombus Media. The script is
by first-time UK screenwriter Angela Pell and Directed by UK based
SNOW CAKE is a film about friendship, trust, snow, acceptance, obsessive
behaviour, a dog called Marilyn, and about the power of friendship,
no matter how eccentric, to change our lives and heal our hearts.
Tight-lipped Englishman Alex Hughes (ALAN RICKMAN) arrives in Northern
Ontario on his way to meet the woman with whom he’s had a son. He’s
bullied by an altogether unconventional but lovable 19 year-old
hitch-hiker Vivienne (EMILY HAMPSHIRE) into giving her a ride to
her hometown of Wawa. When the car is hit by a truck on the outskirts
of her home town, Vivienne dies instantly. Alex finds himself, for
the second time in his life, grieving for someone he never knew.
Shocked and stranded in snowbound Wawa, Alex is drawn to seek out
Vivienne’s mother, to talk to her in person about the fate of her
daughter. He also goes armed with trinkets and children’s amusements
that Vivienne has picked up along the way for her mother. Alex knocks
on the door and comes face to face with Linda Freeman (SIGOURNEY
WEAVER). Linda is no ordinary Mother.
Alex soon becomes aware that Linda is an adult autistic, albeit
a high-functioning one. He becomes increasingly involved in Linda’s
life and the community to which she feels complete indifference,
in large part because of her condition. Linda in turn becomes attached
– as attached as she is emotionally capable of – to Alex and what
he can do for her.
Alex also forms a relationship with Linda’s sassy independent neighbour
Maggie (CARRIE-ANNE MOSS), and is the object of scrutiny by the
ineffectual local law enforcement officer Clyde (JAMES ALLODI),
who, besides being jealous of Alex’s relationship with Maggie, believes
he’s discovered a dark secret in Alex’s past.
When Alex finally gets back on the road he has exorcised his inner
demons, and the town he leaves behind has also been transformed.
He had been tempted to stay and make more of his relationship with
Maggie, but knows that it wouldn’t suit either one of them. He must
return to his life and holds out a faint hope that Linda and Maggie
may become, if not exactly friends, then at least more accepting
of each other. As the snow melts, each character’s memories remain
intact but are changed forever by their experiences with each other.
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