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Year: 2004
UK: Guerilla Films
Cast: Shirley Henderson, Roshan Seth, Ger Ryan, Richard Armitage, Ralf Little, Jamie Sives, Shireen Shah, Sean Harris, Lyndsey Marshal, Rebecca Palmer, Karl Johnson, George Costigan, Richard Ridings, Maxine Peake, Stephen Lord, Nick Bagnall, Shaun Prendergast, Jayne Ashbourne, Dave Norman, Natalie Henderson, Neil Morrison
Director: Juliet McKoen
Country: UK
UK: 90 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and violence
UK Release Date: 27 January 2006

UK Distributor


Sometimes finding someone is worse than losing them

FROZEN, the first feature of award-winning director Juliet McKoen, is an evocative, layered film that lets the audience decide whether it's a murder mystery or ghost story. It has won an array of prestigious awards including BAFTA Scotland Best Actress for Shirley Henderson, the BBC Audience Award for Best Feature - Commonwealth Festival 2005, Best Feature - Dubrovnik International Film Festival 2005, Best Actress - Marrakech International Film Festival 2005, the Kodak Vision Cinematography Award - Slamdance 2005, Best Cinematography - Dubrovnik International Film Festival 2005, Runner up - Audience Award Slamdance 2005, Special Jury Mention - Films de Femmes Creteil 2005, Silver Jury Award - Houston Worldfest 2005, Special Jury Mention - Britspotting Berlin 2005.

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.

Shirley Henderson plays Kath Swarbrick, a woman still haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her sister Annie (Natalie Henderson) two years earlier. When she steals a CCTV 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 increasingly 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?

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