Frozen
Filmfest 2008

"Aging widower Karma scrapes out an existence for himself, daughter Lasya and her little brother Chomo, mostly by making apricot jam. But the thing he's named for takes a bleak turn: Automated production steals away buyers in the nearest town; an unscrupulous lender wants all debts paid up now; and an army regiment suddenly requisitions his ancestral lands for an outpost. It becomes clear he must marry off Lasya to secure her future. But while she's mature physically, in her mind she's childish, willful and destructive. Shivajee Chandrabhushan's background as a photographer - and mountaineer - is evident in every frame of directorial debut FROZEN. Striking B&W lensing of the remote Himalayan Ladakh region dominates a pic which, from its English-language credits to its guitar-based score, bears more relation to Western arthouse traditions than even the least commercial, social-realist Indian cinema." Variety "Every single frame is gorgeous." Elliot V. Kotek, Moving Pictures Magazine, 2008

tags: Feature film

Cast: Danny Denzongpa, Gauri, Skalzang Angchuk, Shakeel Khan

Credits

Director: Shivajee Chandrabhushan