Ashes in the Snow (2019)

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During World War II, a 16 year-old aspiring artist and her family are deported to Siberia amidst Stalin's brutal dismantling of the Baltic region. One girl's passion for art and her never-ending hope will break the silence of history

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Filmmakers never seem to run out of footnotes to history during World War II. This one is better served in the pages of a novel. It doesn't work on film.

Jan 11, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
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The script and direction ... [are] dealing with actual historical atrocities and tragedies, and distilling them into another resilience-of-the-human-spirit bromide.

Jan 11, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Markevicius and Jones find meaning in the small moments of humanity within the horrors of war - those times when the oppressed and even the oppressors get a chance, just for a little while, to be people.

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Sometimes only a fine line separates tragic sweep from a movie that never comes to life as anything other than actors dressed in costumes, straining to inhabit an alien chapter of history.

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

The film is heartfelt and often powerful but sometimes too sluggish to carry maximum impact.

Oct 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Ashes in the Snow is a good, yet unsatisfying movie with the potential to have been so much better.

Jan 11, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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