Now Showing: “Snowpiercer” at Uptown Cinema

Marcie McCabe
Posted on July 03, 2014, 6:51 pm
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Set in a post-apocalyptic, icy future, Snowpiecer, directed by Bong Joon Ho (The Host), is a film narrative adapted from a French graphic novel, Le Transperceneige, set on a train infinitely moving over the frozen earth. The setting itself is a claustrophobic, cinematic battleground and a concise metaphor for the hierarchy in place between inhabitants at the head and tail of the train—the haves and have-nots, respectively. With Chris Evans (Captain America), Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot), John Hurt (Hellboy), Snowpiecer delivers with a knock-out cast and an emotionally charged, action-packed story of survival and hope that will leave filmgoers in a state of thought-provoking bliss.

Director:Bong Joon-ho
Principal Cast:Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, Go Ah-sung, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Ed Harris
Country:South Korea, USA
Year:2013
Running Time:125 Minutes

Snowpiercer is playing now through July 10 at Uptown Cinema (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

Marcie McCabe
Writer and Graphic Designer.