Director: Stanislav Kapralov
Writer: Stanislav Kapralov, Omri Rose (Screenplay)
Starring: Ivanna Sakhno, Alex Hafner, Tinatin Dalakishvili, Gia Japharidze, Tamri Bziava
Plot: Separated from her fiance after sneaking onto a restricted slope, Mia, a free riding snowboarder, must survive not only against nature, but the masked snowmobile rider in black who’s out for her blood.
Tagline – They were warned.
Runtime: 1 Hour 26 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Let it Snow starts when Mia (Sakhno) and Max (Hafner) head to Georgia for a snowboarding weekend on one of the most ridges in Europe, within the community. They learn it is closed for safety and end up finding their own way to get to the top.
Getting involved in their snowboarding, the pair find themselves separated and a masked snowmobile driver starts chasing them down, with Mia needing to fight the elements to allude the killer on the mountain top.
Thoughts on Let it Show
Characters & Performances – Mia is an expert snowboarder taking a break with her partner, she finds herself separated from his on the slopes, and in her search she finds herself needing to battle through the storms and getting past a killer hunting on the slopes. Ivanna Sakhno does everything right through the film, she shows the desperation needed to stay alive. Max is the partner that goes missing, we see him more in flashbacks to the life she had before the incident. The performances don’t get too much time to shine away from our lead.
Story – The story here follows a couple that get separated on a snowboarding holiday, where one Mia finds herself being hunted down by a killer while searching for safety in a deadly cat-n-mouse chase on the top of the mountain. This is a story that does bring in a deeper connection to everything that is happening, though, with that comes an element of confusing going on, where we are just left to watch the allow moving battle for survival, while mostly stalking happening, where nothing becomes as intense as it could be. The deeper backstory is the most interesting part of everything going on and ends up being the biggest and best draw throughout the film.
Themes – Let it Snow does have beautiful shots of the mountain range, showing us the vast emptiness that Mia finds herself in, the horror elements involved do come into play here, with the isolation from safety, though it never feels like intense enough to get make everything happening feel like a life and death situation.
Final Thoughts – Let it Snow is a lacklustre thriller that’s highlight comes from the jaw-dropping scenery.
Signature Entertainment presents Let it Snow on Digital Platforms 4th January 2021