Frozen, the first feature of award-winning director Juliet McKoen, is a film that lets the audience decide whether it’s a psychological thriller, a murder mystery or ghost story.
Set in the stark beauty of Morecambe Bay, north west England, Frozen is a story about unresolved loss and the inherent danger of hope turning into obsession.
In a performance of “unflinching immediacy”, Shirley Henderson (Intermission, Harry Potter,Bridget Jones) plays Kath, a woman still haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her sister Annie two years earlier. When she steals a security camera videotape from the police that captures Annie’s last moments, Kath believes she finds a mysterious image on it. As she retraces Annie’s last steps, she has recurring visions of Annie in an otherworldly landscape. Whilst Kath becomes convinced that her sister is trying to reach her, those around her become increasingly sceptical of her claims.
So has Kath really found a way to access the afterlife. Or is she losing her grip on reality? And what exactly did happen to Annie?Frozen, a lyrical film about the impermanence of existence, examines the boundaries between perception and reality right up to its final climactic moments.