What begins as a simple, bittersweet tale about a widower's daughter grandly unfolds into a rich, mythical adventure. Based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy take this story whisks viewers to a remote mountain town where winter claims a surprising number of lives, beginning with the local innkeeper's wife. Many years later, the woman's daughter, Gerda (Chelsea Hobbs), finds true love when her father hires Kai (Jeremy Guilbaut) as the inn's new bellboy. The mood turns rather sinister as the Winter Witch (Bridget Fonda) bewitches and captures Kai. Scenes of Gerda's search through the lush temptations of each season personified are interspersed with downright creepy scenes of Kai held prisoner in the Snow Queen's ice palace.