Ashes in the Snow Reviews
It´┐ 1/2(TM)s an ambitious story, especially to tell in under two hours, but at the very least, it´┐ 1/2(TM)s an admirable attempt. There have been countless movies dramatizing the horrors of Hitler´┐ 1/2(TM)s German, but far fewer about the atrocities committed in the Soviet Union under Stalin. And if nothing else, this movie is timely, as Russia engages in military action in Ukraine (having already annexed Crimea) and Putin has stated repeatedly that he wants the Baltic States back.
Bel Powley does a beautiful job as Lina, the movie´┐ 1/2(TM)s main character, and Swedish actor Martin Wallstrom is excellent as Kretzsky. When it has appeared at film festivals, the movie has met an overwhelmingly positive reception. And if you like films and filmmakers that reject the Hollywood establishment in favor of making the movie they believe needs to be made, you´┐ 1/2(TM)ll REALLY like Ashes in the Snow.