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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 LanguagesLithuanian, English, Russian, Ukrainian Length: 130min Production year: 2017 Sound: 5.1 Aspect Ratio: 1.85

CAST

 

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 Véran Set design: Oleg Dorychenko Composer: Pawel Mykietyn Producers: Sharunas Bartas, Jurga Dikciuviene Janja Kralj, Olena Yershova Maria Blicharska, Michel Merkt Production Companies: Studija Kinema, KinoElektron, Reborn Production, Insightmedia Ltd/Tato Film, Donten&Lacroix, KNM Co-Production Companies: Reborn Production in association with Arte Cofinova

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FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Cannes International Film Festival
Directors' Fortnight

Transilvania International Film Festival
Official selection

Transilvania International Film Festival
Official selection

Locarno International Film Festival
Premio Raimondo Rezzonico Michel Merkt selection

 

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.

FILMOGRAPHY

 

2017, Frost

2015, Peace To Us In Our Dreams

2010, Eastern Drift

2005, Seven Invisible Men

2004, Visions of Europe (Anthology Film)

2000, Freedom

1997, The House

1996, Few of Us

1995, Koridorius

1991, Three Days

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