Lithuania, France, Poland, Ukraine 2017

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.

Biography

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.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by : Sharunas Bartas

Written by : Sharunas Bartas

Produced by : Sharunas Bartas, Jurga Dikciuviene, Janja Kralj, Olena Yershova, Volodymyr Filippov, Maria Blicharska, Monika Sajko, Michel Merkt

Director of Photography : Eitvydas Diskus

Editor : Dounia Sichov

Composer : Pawel Mykietyn

Sound Design : Aline Huber, Nicolas d'Halluin, Benoît Gargonne, Jean-Guy Véran

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

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2017