CAST

SYNOPSIS

Rokas and Inga, a couple of young Lithuanians, volunteer to drive a cargo van of humanitarian aid to Ukraine. When plans change and they find themselves left to their own devices, they cross the vast snowy lands of the Donbass region in search of allies and shelter, drifting into the lives of those affected by the war. They approach the frontline in spite of the danger, all the while growing closer to each other as they begin to understand life during wartime.

Original title: Frost  English title: Frost Country: Lithuania, France, Ukraine, Poland Languages:Lithuanian, English, Russian, Ukrainian Length: 130min Production year: 2017 

SHARUNAS BARTAS

Director/ Screenwriter

Born in 1964 in Siauliau, Lithuania, Sharunas Bartas graduated from VGIK film school in Moscow. In 1989, he founded Studija Kinema, the first independent studio in Lithuania. From early on, Sharunas Bartas met a great critical success. His films such as Three Days, Corridor, Few of Us, Peace to Us in Our Dreams, all built an uncommonly delicate aesthetic that his nine feature, Frost, keeps on expanding. In February 2016, the Centre Pompidou dedicates him a retrospective.

Mantas Janciauskas (Rokas), Lyja Maknaviciute (Inga), Vanessa Paradis (Marianne), Andrzej Chyra (Andrei)

CREW


Director: Sharunas Bartas Screenwriters: Sharunas Bartas, Anna Cohen-Yanay DOP: Eitvydas Diskus Editor: Dounia Sichov Sound design: Aline Huber, Nicolas D’Halluin, Benoît Gargonne, Jean-Guy VéranSet design: Oleg Dorychenko Composer: Pawel Mykietyn Production Companies: Studija Kinema, KinoElektron, Reborn Production, Insightmedia Ltd/Tato Film, Donten&Lacroix, KNM Co-Production Companies: Reborn Production in association with Arte Cofinova

FILMOGRAPHY

 

1990, Praejusios Dienos Atminimui| Documentary Film
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival - Wisselzak Trophy

1991, Three Days | Feature Film
Berlin International Film Festival - FIPRESCI Prize - Honorable Mention, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention, European Film Awards, Fantasporto - Directors' Week Award, Torino International Festival of Young Cinema, Fantasporto, Karlory Vary International Film Festival

1995, Koridorius | Feature Film
Thessaloniki Film Festival - Special Artistic Achievement, Torino International Festival of Young Cinema - C.I.C.A.E. Award, Viennale - FIPRESCI Prize, Karlory Vary International Film Festival, New Horizons Film Festival

1996, Few of Us | Feature Film
Cannes Film Festival - Un Certain Regard, New Horizons Film Festival

1997, The House | Feature Film
Cannes Film Festival - Un Certain Regard, Festroia Film Festival, Camerimage - Nominated for the Golden Frog

2000, Freedom | Feature Film
Venice Film Festival - 'CinemAvvenire' Award, Toronto International Film Festival, New Taipei City Film Festival, New Horizons Film Festival

2004, Visions of Europe ("Lithuania: Children Loose Nothing"| Anthology Film
Locarno Film Festival, Copenhagen International Film Festival, Montréal World Film Festival, London Film Festival, Pilsen Film Festival, Tiburon International Film Festival

2005, Seven Invisible Men | Feature Film
Cannes Film Festival - Directors' Fortnight, Warsaw International Filmfest, Lubuskie Film Summer, Odessa International Film Festival, Nika Awards- Nominated for Best Film of the CIS and Baltics, Warsaw International Film Festival

2010, Eastern Drift | Feature Film
Lithuanian Film Awards - Silver Cranes for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress, Nika Awards - Nominated for Best Film of the CIS and Baltics, Berlin International Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Sputnik Russian Film Festival, New Taipei City Film Festival

2015, Peace To Us In Our Dreams | Feature Film
Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival - Nominated for Jaeger - LeCoultre Best Film Award, Cannes Film Festival
Directors' Fortni
ght, La Rochelle International Film Festival, Haifa Film Festival, Stockholm International Film Festival, Festival: 40° Festival Cine UC, Chile