Frost | film preview | Lithuanian Week

A road movie designed to bring us into the heart of darkness that is the current conflict in Ukraine

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.

Frost is a 2017 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Šarūnas Bartas. It was screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.It was selected as the Lithuanian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards.

The movie was filmed in frontline towns of Kurakhove, Marinka and Krasnohorivka. Some scenes were filmed as close as 200-300 meters to the frontline. Filming also took place in settings in Kyiv and Dnipro in Ukraine and in Poland and Lithuania.

Director: Sharunas Bartas
Cast: Andrzej Chyra, Lyja Maknaviciute, Mantas Janciauskas, Vanessa Paradis



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