Black Ice


(Petri Kotwica, 2007).
Kotwica’s suspenseful and twisted thriller about marital infidelity, manipulation, and betrayal stars Outi Maenpaa, in a tremendous performance as a Helsinki doctor who discovers that her husband is cheating on her. She creates a false identity and befriends her husband’s young mistress, leading to a calamitous game of emotional chess. The director shoots this dark love triangle in a cool and stately style. He’s made a first-rate picture—it deserves to be picked up for distribution.

Wed., June 3, 3:30 p.m.; Sat., June 6, 3 p.m., 2009