Woman and The Glacier

Lithuania, Estonia, 2016, 56 min.

Director

Audrius Stonys

Producer

Radvilė Šumilė

Scenario

Audrius Stonys

Rights Holder

Studio UKU

DOP

Audrius Kemežys, Mindaugas Survila

Production

Studio UKU

The Lithuanian scientist Aušra Revutaite has spent 30 years in the Tian Shan mountain range in Central Asia, straddling the borders between Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the autonomous Chinese region of Xinjiang. Some 3,500 meters above sea level with only her faithful dog and gray cat for company, she studies climate change on the Tuyuksu Glacier at an old Soviet-era research station. We see dripping, melting ice in imposing caves, streams flowing through desolate mountain passes, and Revutaite’s pets, playing together almost in silence. The solemn dumbness of the mountains is punctuated sparingly by the music of a man far, far below, playing a traditional instrument.

HONORS
2017 Silver Crane Awards (Lithuania) – Best Cinematography, Best Documentary Feature
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Audrius Stonys

An independent film director and producer, member of the European Documentary Network and the European Film Academy. He represents Lithuania on the board of the European Cinema support fund Eurimages. His films won numerous international film awards, including the Audience Award in Nyon, the Grand Prix in Split, prizes in Bornholm, Neu Brandenburg, Bilbao, Florence, Oberhausen and San Francisco. In 1992 the film EARTH OF THE BLIND received an European Film Academy Award as the best european documentary of the year.

Selected filmography

2016 Woman and The Glacier