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In the Region of Ice

Original title
In the Region of Ice
Year
Running time
37 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Peter Werner (Story: Joyce Carol Oates)
Music
Don Peake
Cinematography
Stephen L. Posey (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Center For Advanced Film Studies / American Film Institute (AFI) / Andre R. Guttfreund
Genre
Drama | Psychological Drama. Religion. Schools & University. 1960s. Independent Film (US). Half-length Film
Synopsis / Plot
In this American Film Institute-subsidized short subject, Fionnula Flanagan plays a sharp-tongued but compassionate nun, while Peter Lempert is cast as a sullen, emotionally disturbed boy. The title refers to the "thawing" process that occurs when the nun attempts to break through Lempert's wall of silence.
Awards
1977: Oscar: Best Short Film - Live Action
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