Frost (2017 film)

Frost (Lithuanian: Šerkšnas) 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.[2][3] It was selected as the Lithuanian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[4][5]

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Directed byŠarūnas Bartas
Written byŠarūnas Bartas
Anna Cohen-Yanay
StarringMantas Janciauskas
Lyja Maknaviciute
Vanessa Paradis
Weronika Rosati
Andrzej Chyra
CinematographyEitvydas Doskus
Edited byDounia Sichov
Release date
  • 25 May 2017 (2017-05-25) (Cannes)
  • 18 August 2017 (2017-08-18) (Lithuania)
Running time
90 minutes
Box office$37,081[1]


The young Lithuanian Rokas (played by Mantas Janciauskas) drives with his girlfriend Inga (Lyja Maknaviciute) a humanitarian aid truck to Donbass region of Ukraine where, amid the violence and death of the War in Donbass, they meet different war reporters, one of whom is played by Vanessa Paradis.[6]



The movie was filmed in frontline towns of Kurakhove, Marinka and Krasnohorivka.[6] Some scenes were filmed as close as 200–300 meters to the frontline.[6] Filming also took place in settings in Kyiv and Dnipro in Ukraine and in Poland and Lithuania.[6]

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  1. ^ "Šerkšnas (Frost)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Fortnight 2017: The 49th Directors' Fortnight Selection". Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. Archived from the original on 19 April 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  3. ^ Elsa Keslassy (19 April 2016). "Cannes: Juliette Binoche-Gerard Depardieu Drama to Kick Off Directors Fortnight". Variety. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Šarūno Barto kino filmas "Šerkšnas" pretenduoja į prestižinį "Oskaro" apdovanojimą". londoniete. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  5. ^ Kozlov, Vladimir (9 September 2017). "Oscars: Lithuania Selects 'Frost' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d Film about Russia’s war in Ukraine receives standing ovation in Cannes, Kyiv Post (26 May 2017)

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