The Snow Queen
Walking through Central Park, Barrett Meeks sees a translucent light in the sky that regards him in a distinctly godlike way. Barrett doesn’t believe in visions – or in God – but he can’t deny what he’s seen. In nearby Brooklyn, Tyler, Barrett’s older brother, is trying – and failing – to write a wedding song for Beth, his wife-to-be, who is seriously ill. Barrett turns unexpectedly to religion, while Tyler grows convinced that only drugs can release his creative powers.
The Snow Queen is beautiful and heartbreaking, comic and tragic.
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Interesting adaptation of a Danish fairy tale, postponing the story to the years of George W. Bush’s second presidential term. Two symbiotically living brothers experience a magical phenomenon, that might save them from the onrushing evil.