Snow Falling on Cedars
Snow Falling on Cedars, directed by Scott Hicks, is a movie about love, memory, and letting go. This movie
is set in 1950 on an island in the Pacific Northwest. Although presumed to be a love story, Snow Falling on Cedars
is a movie about a murder trial, during which many memories are brought to thought.
Ishmael Chambers, played by Ethan Hawke, is a reporter and is observing a murder trial. The
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out of the courthouse and says to Ishmael, “Can I hold you now?” She is extremely grateful
for Ishmael proving Kazous’ innocence.
Snow Falling on Cedars is not a romance movie. It is a movie about a segregation two young adults tried to
beat, but lost the battle. It is a movie about the unfairness of society, and the power society has over people. It is
about trying to prevail in the battle of prejudism.