Frozen by Shivajee Chandrabhushan (109′)
The film is a sombre journey of an imaginative and impulsive teenager, Lasya who lives with her father Karma, an apricot jam-maker and younger brother Chomo, in a remote village in the Himalayas. Pristine snow-capped mountains surround their tiny hamlet and barren harsh land stretches for miles into nowhere. One day the army moves in, settles a hundred yards across their doorstep. The last bit of comfort the family draws from their familiar surroundings changes into a harsh, ceaseless, irreversible conflict. The film depicts the life of this family whose dreamlike existence is interrupted by insurmountable odds, one after the other.
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