The Thing (1982, dir John Carpenter)
“Now I’ll show you what I already know”.
The Thing is a horror film set in Antarctica, where a team of scientists must confront an alien threat in a snowy and hostile environment. The film tackles themes of isolation, paranoia, and survival.
The Ascent (1977, dir Larisa Shepitko)
“Now I understand. I understand. The important thing is to be true to yourself”.
Set in the snowy, rugged landscape of the rural countryside of World War II-era Belarus, two Soviet partisans must make a treacherous journey across enemy territory to deliver an important message to their superiors. The film tackles themes of loyalty, courage, and sacrifice.
Climax (2018, dir Gaspar Noé)
“Do you believe in Paradise?”
Set at a dance rehearsal in a remote, snow-covered location dancers slowly start experiencing strange and frightening hallucinations after consuming spiked punch. The film tackles themes of madness, violence, and the dangers of drug use.
Snowpiercer (2013, dir Bong Joon-ho)
“Order is the barrier that holds back the flood of death”.
Snowpiercer is a science fiction film set in a dystopian future where the survivors of a global ice age live on a massive train that endlessly circles the frozen planet. The train serves as a microcosm of society, with various classes of passengers living in different sections of the train. The film tackles themes of social inequality, survival, and rebellion.