Alan Rickman in Snow Cake
I wanted to see it, because I like Alan Rickman (where has he been?). But I missed the early evening film, because my bus didn’t want to show up, first time I waited for a bus for over an hour. But I enjoyed being outside after 2 days in my room, so I didn’t really mind. The bus came eventually, and I went. I was there one and a half hour before the late evening film start, sat a bit on Piccadilly Circus, and then … it started raining. I like rain.
I like watching people in the rain. How they start running, or how they just don’t care. Some of them pull their umbrellas at the very first drops. Some of them go with umbrellas like mine normally looks like – the metal pins sticking out. There are golfers (I think) that have umbrellas so big that they can cover the half of London. And there are people like me, who have forgotten their umbrellas at home. Now I don’t mind a bit of rain, but this was more than a fair bit, and I more or less considered taking the bus home again. But again, the bus didn’t show up. And now there was only half an hour left, so I went to the cinema and bought my ticket. And that turned out to be a very good decision.
‘Cause there it was, the best film of 2006. And it had nothing to do with rain, but everything with snow. And life. And …
Tagline: A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman (Weaver) and a man (Rickman) who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.
Now that is a very serious and depressing tagline, but the film is far from depressing. It is so beautiful. There were moments where the tears were running down my face, of laughing, immensely funny moments, and there were immensely sad moments too.
Alan Rickman is such a fantastic actor. He doesn’t say much in this film, he doesn’t need to, but when he says something you pay attention, and he has this delicious voice. He has this very recognizable Britishness over him that I love in an actor, and that is used well in this film, where he plays opposite an American and a Canadian woman (Moss). Sigourney Weaver is excellent as the snowflake loving autistic woman, and Carrie-Anne Moss proves that she can do so much more than running around in a latex suit in the Matrix.
I don’t want to say more about it, go see it before it has melted away. It is truly beautiful, and you will feel good about it after.
Sometimes stopping is the most important part of the journey…
Directed by Marc Evans
Cast Alan Rickman, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sigourney Weaver