Yes, I’m horribly late with my post, but it’s been crazy world where I am. I have this thing called a job, but I also am the idiot who got conned into being the chairman of a writer’s conference. Someone should have gone ahead and shot me way back in 201o when I got conned into that. I’m just sayin’.
So, theme of the week is Snow Movies and I’ve picked a little known gem called Snow Cake. Those of you who know me well will know how I stumbled upon this one.
Anyway, it’s about a man who picks up a young girl hitchhiker in the snow in order to help her get home. They are in an accident and the girl is killed. Feeling very guilty, he journeys to her home to apologize to her mother.
Her mother happens to have autism. This is a beautiful story of how this man enters the woman’s life and helps her to celebrate the life of her daughter as well as heal his own past wounds. I recommend it highly. Sigourney Weaver is spectacular in her role as the autistic woman and of course, Alan Rickman is superb!
Here’s the trailer: