[Šerkšnas], directed by Šarūnas Bartas, France/ Poland/ Ukraine/ Lithuania 2017, 132' (English friendly)
The latest movie by a master of European cinema, Šarūnas Bartas, with music by Paweł Mykietyna, starring Vanessa Paradis and Andrzej Chyra. Hoarfrost premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it was met with great reception. This melancholic and gripping road cinema, laced with political references, tells a story of two young Lithuanian volunteers who go to the Ukraine with a humanitarian aid convoy. A strong and timely film about the absurdity of war, the anguished contemporary times torn apart by subsequent conflicts, and the involuntary desire to peek behind the scenes of the spectacle of war, which is a far cry from the heroism depicted in Hollywood cinema. Hoarfrost is Lithuania's candidate for the Oscars.