The Best in Contemporary World Cinema

Frozen Angels


Directed by Eric Black, Frauke Sanding
Germany, 2005, 93 min

Awards and Nominations
  • 2006 Special Jury Mention, FICCO, Mexico
  • 2005 Nomination, Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival

"FROZEN ANGELS is a mesmerizing work that is not so much a science film as a startling conduit into the future of the American Dream, where "perfect children" can be added to the shopping list." Shari Frilot, SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

From birth to age eighteen, the average child costs a parent $300,000. For couples who cannot have children naturally, the price tag offers a different figure. "Frozen Angels" exposes Los Angeles' growing baby business boom through the stories of donors, scientists, and wannabe parents caught in the rattle of this billion-dollar industry. How much would you pay for a perfect child?


Director Bio: Eric Black and Frauke Sandig

Frauke Sandig was born in West Germany and moved to Berlin in 1989, coincidentally the same city Eric Black attended high school in. Black graduated with honors with degrees in photography, anthropology and political economy. He received the Chancellor's Award for Art, and later studied in the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University. His first film won a Student Academy Award. Frauke Sandig is a television producer and director of more than 20 documentaries including "In the Same Boat," "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit," "The Man Who Fell From Germany," "George Tabori: The Great Old Man of the Theatre," "Krakow Stories of a City," and others.


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