xIndependent Edge Films
Edge of Winter

Dates and Venues August 2016 | Various cinemas

Reviewer Ed Farolan

This Canadian film from Ontario is quite interesting. It's a mystery thriller and is about two brothers stranded by a brutal winter storm with an unpredictable father they barely know, The boys begin to suspect their supposed protector may be their biggest threat.

Director/Writer Rob Connolly did a fantastic job and so did the main actors Joel Kinnaman (Elliott, the father), Tom Holland (Bradley, the older son) and Percy Hynes White (Caleb, the younger son). We're kept in suspense especially when we start suspecting there's something emotionally and psychologically wrong with Elliott. When his elder son tells him that they're leaving for London because their step-father was promoted, Elliott starts getting frantic and acts irrational. He is angered by the fact that he may nevr see his sons again.

The plot gets more thrilling when two hunters appear in the cabin where they're staying. The last ten minutes are suspenseful as the boys try to run away from their father.

I'd give this film 4 out of 5.

© 2016 Ed Farolan