Deep in the bone-chilling Arctic Tundra, two women – an enigmatic warrior (Michelle Yeoh) and her innocent companion–battle for survival against sub-zero temperatures, scarce food supplies and hostile soldiers. When a mysterious man (Sean Bean) is found collapsed near their camp, he’s nursed back to health and permitted to stay, but his presence creates an increasingly dark rift between the women that climaxes in a shockingly brutal act of vengeance. –www.mongrelmedia.com
Asif Kapadia (born 1972) is a British filmmaker of Indian descent. He directed several award-winning films, including The Sheep Thief (1997), winner of the 2nd Prize Cinéfondation for Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival, The Warrior (2001), which won the BAFTA Award for Best British Film 2003 and Senna (2010), winner of the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary and the BAFTA Award for Best Editing and the World Cinema Audience Award Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival 2011.
BAFTA award winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia is known for his visually striking films which explore the lives of ‘outsiders’, characters living in timeless, extreme and unforgiving circumstances or landscapes. His films have been awarded and distributed internationally and shown how versatile and expressive British cinema can be.
Born in Hackney, London in 1972, Kapadia studied filmmaking at the Royal College of Art where he first gained recognition with his short The Sheep Thief (1997) telling the… read more
Interesting genre meld. What starts as another arctic survival tale evolves into a story of first love, jealousy and winds up grand guignol horror in a way to do Dario Argento proud. I mean this as a compliment. Superior to his two previous films this marks Kapadia as one to watch. Beautifully shot and edited anchored by strong performances by the female leads.