HBO announced today that starting Monday, Dec. 10, it will offer free streaming of the HBO Films presentation “Icebox.”
The movie premieres tonight, Dec. 7, on the linear channel.
“Written and directed by Daniel Sawka, the drama tells the story of Oscar, played by Anthony Gonzalez (‘Coco’), a 12-year-old Honduran boy who is forced to flee his home and seek asylum in the United States, only to find himself trapped in the U.S. immigration system,” HBO noted. “Filmed on location in New Mexico, the film was shot primarily in Spanish with English subtitles.”
CNN called the movie “wrenching, harrowing” and “beyond timely,” while The Wall Street Journal described it as “haunting.”
“Icebox” is an HBO Films presentation of a Gracie Films production and co-financed with Endeavor Content; producers, James L. Brooks, Richard Sakai, Julie Ansell, David Greathouse; casting by Carla Hool, C.S.A.; director of photography, Carolina Costa; production designer, Sue Tebbutt; editor, Salvador Pérez Garcia; costume designer, Maria Bentfield; music by Steve Mazzaro; score produced by Hans Zimmer.