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Woman and the Glacier (2016)

Original title in Lithuanian: Moteris ir ledinas

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Documentary Duration 56:50

The Lithuanian scientist Aušra Revutaite has spent 30 years in the Tien 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 grey cat for company, she studies climate change on the Tuyuksu Glacier at an old Soviet-era research station. She loves the solitude and silence that her painstaking work brings her. Magnificent shots of her surroundings and everyday work are interspersed with archive footage of the people who preceded her by a century. Not much seems to have ...

Director: Audrius Stonys

Keywords: car ride | vitality | eremite | seclusion | glatsioloog | eternalness | river | observation | ice | ice caves | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) UKU Films (Lithuania)
Film Category Documentary, Nature
Text / Dialogue Lithuanian, Russian
Subtitles Estonian, English
Duration 56:50


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Producer Radvile Sumile
Co-producer Riho Västrik
Director Audrius Stonys
Screenwriter Audrius Stonys
Cinematographer Audrius Kemežys
Composer Robert Jürjendal
Sound Designer Seppo Vanhatalo
Editor Mirjam Jegorov

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 17.11.2016, IDFA International Documentary Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, IDFA - International Documentary Festival (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2016, Programme Section: IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm