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Releases 2018

Frost

Šarūnas Bartas
Lithuania, France, Ukraine, Poland 2017 / 115’
Release date: 16 February 2018
Freedom Girl

Two young Lithuanians, Rokas and Inga, volunteer to travel from Lithuania to Ukraine with a humanitarian aid convoy. On the way, their plans change. Through Poland and western Ukraine, they enter the snows of the Donbas, where, driven by curiosity, they approach the front line to palpably sense the danger of war. Frost, which premiered in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs section at the Cannes Film Festival, is made up of elements that are well known to fans of Šarūnas Bartas's auteur cinema. This minimalistic road movie is based on dramatic asceticism, naturalistic, gray images and languid narration. The film's sparing emotional layer hides a powerful, universal eloquence about the completely unimaginable suffering and cruelty of war, the somber people caught up in it, and devastated, morose landscapes. Frost is a co-production that Poland also played a role in. In addition to Lithuanian actors, the supporting cast also included Vanessa Paradis and Andrzej Chyra.

Release date: 16 February 2018

Šarūnas Bartas

Born in 1964 in Šiauliai, Lithuania, Šarūnas Bartas is a director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and composer. He studied Direction at the Moscow Film School. In 1989, he founded Lithuanian’s first independent film studio, Kinema, which became the focal point for the young Lithuanian cinema that was emerging at the time and developing in terms of its creativity. He made his full-length debut in 1999 with Three Days, which captured the Ecumenical Jury and FIPRESCI awards at the Berlin International Film Festival. He has been collaborating with producer Paulo Branco for many years.

Filmography

1986 Tofolaria (short, co-dir. Valdas Navasaitis)

1990 Pamięć minionych dni / Praejusios dienos atminimui / In Memory of The Day Passed By (short)

1991 Trzy dni / Trys dienos / Three Days

1995 Korytarz / Koridorius / The Corridor

1996 Niewielu nas / Mūsų nedaug / Few of Us

1997 Dom / A Casa / The House

2000 Wolność / Laisve / Freedom

2004 Wizje Europy / Visions of Europe (segment Children Lose Nothing)

2005 Siedmiu niewidzialnych ludzi / Septyni nematomi zmones / Seven Invisible Men

2010 Euroazjata / Eurazijos Aborigenas / Eastern Drift

2017 Szron / Frost

Cast & Crew

director Šarūnas Bartas
screenplay Šarūnas Bartas, Anna Cohen-Yanay
cinematography Eitvydas Doskus
editing Dounia Sichov
music Paweł Mykietyn
cast Mantas Janciauskas, Andrzej Chyra, Lyja Maknaviciute, Vanessa Paradis
producer Maria Blicharska, Rémi Burah, Jurga Dikciuviane, Volodymyr Filippov, Janja Kralj, Michel Merkt , Olena Yershova
production Studio Kinema, KinoElektron, Tato Film
sales Luxbox
language Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Russian, English, French
colouration colour