Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Three European directors - Bruno Romy, Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon - teamed up for the quirky and offbeat Franco-Belgian feature Iceberg, which represents an unofficial cinematic homage to the comedic antics of screen legends Jacques Tati, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Fiona Gordon stars as Fiona, a down on her luck, self-deprecating mother and wife who spends her days running a nearby restaurant. When she accidentally gets locked in the establishment's freezer, however, a transformation occurs; a theretofore unseen zany and wacky side emerges from the character (ala Chaplin, during the "mechanization" sequence of Modern Times); she becomes über-obsessed with all things frozen, and later embarks on a nutty, defiantly unpredictable adventure with a deaf sailor whom she encounters, aboard a boat ominously christened 'Le Titanique.'
freeze, obsession, restaurant, sailor, transformation