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The Ice Storm

Genres: Drama, Criterion Collection, 70s, Based on Book, Dark Comedy

Cast: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood

Director: Ang Lee

Synopsis: Suburban Connecticut, 1973. While Richard Nixon's "I am not a crook" speech drones from the TV, the Hood and Carver families try to navigate a Thanksgiving break simmering with unspoken resentment, sexual tension, and cultural confusion. With clarity, subtlety, and a dose of wicked humor, Academy Award–winning director Ang Lee (Life of Pi) renders Rick Moody's acclaimed novel of upper-middle-class American malaise as a trenchant, tragic cinematic portrait of lost souls. Featuring a tremendous cast of established actors (Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver) and rising stars (Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Katie Holmes) THE ICE STORM is among the finest films of the 1990s.

Language: English

Country of Origin: United States of America

Production Year: 1997


  • "Elegant and deeply disquieting.", Janet Maslin, The New York Times
  • "A stunning achievement. Like all great films, this one takes a piece out of you.", Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


  • 1997: Winner, Best Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival
  • 1997: Winner, Best Screenplay, Writers Guild of America
  • 1997: Winner, Best Supporting Actress, Sigourney Weaver, British Academy of Film and Television Awards

 The Ice Storm
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