HOPE FROZEN

By Pailin WEDEL

2050 PRODUCTIONS CO., LTD - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2016

A Thai-Buddhist couple struggles to find closure after cryopreserving their two-year-old daughter - all while their whiz kid teenage son goes on a journey to discover if science will ever revive her. 

Festivals
& Awards

Zurich FF 2019
International Documentary Film Competition
BFI London FF 2019
Debate
Hot Docs International Film Festival 2019
Best International Feature Documentary
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • THAILAND, USA
    • Languages
    • THAI, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 76 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pailin WEDEL
    • Writer(s)
    • Pailin WEDEL, Nina IJÄS
    • Producer(s)
    • Pailin WEDEL (2050 Productions Co., Ltd)
    • Synopsis
    • A two-year-old girl from Bangkok — nicknamed “Einz” — became the youngest person in the world to undergo cryo-preservation. After her death from brain cancer, her family stores her remains in an American lab. Her head and brain now rest inside a tank in Arizona. Hope Frozen follows the family who made this unorthodox decision. The girl’s father, a laser scientist, yearns to give Einz the opportunity to experience a rebirth inside a regenerated body. He instills this dream inside his son, a 15-year-old whiz kid named Matrix, who wants to be a part of reviving his little sister. But what the boy later discovers will rattle the family's radical hope in science.