Film about Donbas Conflict receives ovations in Cannes Film Festival

Source : 112 Ukraine

Vanessa Paradis, the famous French actress starred in the movie
14:26, 25 May 2017

Cannes Film Festival 2017, Official Poster
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The first show of French Ukrainian Polish and Lithuanian film Frost took place at the Cannes Film Festival. The director of the Frost is Sarunas Bartas made a movie about the war in the Eastern Ukraine.The movie became a part of the program Director’s Fortnight as NT reports.

The audience estimated the work of Bartas and film crew by the ovations and cries Bravo at the end of the first show of the film.

The Company Insight Media made a film about Donbas with the support of the Ukrainian State Film Agency, Lithuanian Cinema Center, TV channel ARTE and Polish motion picture Institute.  

The film shot took place in Kurakhovo, Mariinka, Krasnogorivka, Dnipro, Kyiv, Poland, Lithuania and France. 

The main cast of the film includes Vanessa Paradis, Andjey Hyra, Liya Macnavichute, Mantas Yanchaukas. In some episodes the Ukrainian soldiers, journalists appeared.

Sarunas Bartas

Sarunas Bartas

‘While all people discuss new Lanthimos and Twin Peaks that appeared on the internet before the Cannes Film Festival, the program Director’s Fortnight shows the road movie Frost of Sarunas Bartas. It is a bitter view of the foreigner on bleeding Ukraine.  It is the dusty military truth that can be heard only in the private talks. From Vilnius to doze Kyiv, calm Dnipro with philosophic Vanessa Paradis, who does not believe in love anymore and straight to the zone of the Donbas conflict. It looks like a territory of Tarkovsky. It is the complicated but patriotic movie. The anthem to Ukraine!', Andrey Alferov, the film critic wrote about the first show of Frost. 

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