Ashes in the Snow

Ashes in the Snow

DVD - 2019
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An artistic sixteen-year-old is forcefully separated from her family by Soviet soldiers and sent to one of Stalin's work camps in Siberia. Despite suffering through cruel and harsh conditions, Lina finds refuge in the connections she makes with other deportees and in the art she continues to create to document her experiences.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA :, Vertical Entertainment,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC ASH
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 minutes) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 inches
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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llm1
Feb 19, 2020

The title "Ashes in the Snow" was truly indeed a fitting title, depending of course on each person's overall life experience which; at times; dictate on what they see, hear and know. Beautifully done indeed.

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lindy919
Jan 15, 2020

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More like Ashes In The... SNOOOOOOORE.
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Nothing we haven't seen a million times before and not nearly as interesting or compelling.
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OrleansEclectic
Dec 30, 2019

This was a very well-written, well-directed, well-acted, and informative movie. Highly recommend it.

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Ron@Ottawa
Dec 13, 2019

This is not an easy film to watch. It depicts the oppression of Lithuanians by the Russians during the Stalin rule, comparable to what the Nazi did to the Jews in WW2. It succeeds in arousing negative sentiments against the Russians for sure, but didn't do much else in my view. Character development, e.g. of the Ukraine soldier, is a tad weak. In English, so no subtitle is needed.

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knobbyknees69
Sep 01, 2019

I did not read the novel this film was based on, but I was aware of atrocities "criminals of the nation/state" faced. Still, it was a heart ripper to see portrayals. A must watch. Well performed.

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Nissan19
Jun 14, 2019

Based on the New York Times bestseller, "Between Shades of Gray".... Historical film on the Soviet invasion of Eastern Europe. Well Done

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tbannwart
May 25, 2019

Better Description from: https://www.dvdsreleasedates.com/movies/9490/ashes-in-the-snow

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In Lithuania in 1941, a sixteen-year-old girl named Lina, who hopes to be an artist one day, watches as her dreams shatter after the Soviet secret police deport all of her family to Siberia. Lina, her mother and brother are accused of committing treason and receive a life sentence of hard labor. Her father is placed in a prison camp. Lina decides while at the labor camp to begin documenting via artwork the horrible work and living conditions and the experiences of the laborers. She also hopes that her pictures will eventually reach her father to give him the hope that comes from knowing that his family still lives. When Lina's efforts don't go unnoticed by the camp's leaders, she must try to save her artwork and herself before her dreams turn into ashes.

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