The Ice Storm
1997
*****
Director: Ang Lee
Cast: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood

In 1970s Connecticut the lives of two highly dysfunctional families come to a head during an ice storm. This drama is wonderfully acted and stunningly visualised. The story and its characters are chilly and remote, but the effect is deeply moving. Adapted from Rick Moody’s novel.