Frozen Out

Hao Zhou
China, US
5 min

Genesis Cinema

26 May



An immigrant artist retreats to frozen prairies and forests, hoping to escape the anxieties of dislocation and find a meaningful story. Delivered as a letter to the protagonist’s sister in rural China, the film meditates on self-exile, identity, and fleeting ties to home and family.

Hao Zhou

Hao Zhou is a filmmaker from rural China, now based in the rural United States. Zhou’s work centers on marginalized voices and spaces, with a focus on LGBTQ+ themes. An alum of the Cinéfondation Résidence and Berlinale Talents, Zhou wrote and directed an indie feature,The Night, which premiered at the 64th Berlinale.