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Academy Award-nominated actor Ralph Fiennes makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Yasunari Kawabata's romantic novel concerning the love affair between a wealthy sophisticate and a 17-year-old Inuit girl coming of age in a desolate, snowbound Canadian convent. Despite knowing well that their heated relationship has no chance of enduring in the outside world, the unusually wise teen gives herself body and soul to her passionate lover without any illusions or regrets. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi