HOPE FROZEN

2019 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Director Pailin Wedel, co-writer editor Nina Ijäs

NYC PREMIERE After their two-year-old daughter succumbs to cancer, a Thai couple decides to make her the youngest person to undergo the cryopreservation process, with the hope that she will have another chance at life in the future. When their story becomes national news, the family faces criticism from religious and spiritual groups. Consumed with grief, the family addresses the implications of their choice, sending their teenage son on a journey around the world to discover the scientific possibilities of cryogenic revival. Winner: Hot Docs.

Co-presented by Film Fatales

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Director: Pailin Wedel
Executive Producer: Amanda Feldon
Producer: Pailin Wedel, Patrick Winn
Writer: Pailin Wedel, Nina Ijäs
Cinematographer: Mark Dobbin ACS, Mark Oltmanns, Julian Hadden, Mikael Enlund, Martijn Payens, Santipab Somboon
Editor: Nina Ijäs, Dug Moore
Music: Chapavich Temnitikul
Running Time: 76
Language: Thai, English
Country: Thailand, China, England, Japan
Year: 2019