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Section: Forum of European Cinema
Country: Lithuania /France /Poland /Ukraine
Year: 2017

 

Serksnas (Frost)

color/130 minutes

Director: Sharunas Bartas. Screenplay: Sharunas Bartas & Anna Cohen Yanay. Cinematographer: Eitvydas Doskus. Editing: Dounia Sichov. Music: Pawel Mykietyn. Cast: Mantas Janciauskas, Lyja Maknaviciute, Andrzej Chyra, Vanessa Paradis.

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.

Production:
Studija Kinema, KinoElektron, Insight Media / Tato Film, Donten &
Lacroix Films, KNM
World sales:
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Sharunas Bartas


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.

 

 

 

 

Filmography:

1990 In the Memory of a Day Gone by (doc)
1991 Trys Dienos - Berlinale
1995 Koridorius
1996 Few of Us - Un Certain Regard, Cannes
1997 The House - Un Certain Regard, Cannes
2000 Freedom - Venise International Vilm Festival
2004 Children Loose Nothing
2005 Seven Invisible Men - Directors' Fortnight
2010 Indigène d'Eurasie - Berlinale
2015 Peace to Us in Our Dreams - Directors' Fortnight
2017 Frost