Directed by Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, and Bruno Romy
This Film Is Not Rated-Nudity
"L'Iceberg" is an extremely delightful minimalist French comedy centering around Fiona. Fiona is a fast food restaurant manager who has a husband and two children-a son and a daughter. One night, Fiona gets locked into the giant freezer, and when she is thawed out the next day she finds that she wants to go back. She leaves her husband and goes off to find an iceberg, meeting the deaf and mute sea captain Rene, who is more than happy to have her with him. At the same time her husband goes off to find her and bring her home.
"L'Iceberg" is well directed-often centering the camera in the center around the characters singularly colored worlds, the directing trio manages to show such much when there is no much on screen. The entire film is very minimal with not much dialogue or music. This is the closest thing to a silent film that we will get. And Fiona Gordon gives a terrific performance as the quiet and innocent Fiona. Fiona is tall as a tree and thin as a rail, and Gordon manages to give her so much spirit in the smallest things. For example when she is angry she pours herself a drink, clasps the side of the cup, and heaves it to her mouth, and then only takes a tiny sip. As her husband, Dominique Abel also gives in a great comedy performance, and it can all be sad with his characters extended yawn in one of the first scenes. This is quick and breezy comedy that has talent coming from all directions. And it's a lot of fun too.