Trailer for Siberian Survival Film 'Ashes in the Snow' with Bel Powley
"We must think beyond the walls of this house… We must resist this occupation." Vertical Ent. has debuted an official US trailer for an indie survival drama titled Ashes in the Snow, based on the true story of a 16-year-old aspiring artist and her family deported to Siberia during World War II. The film is adapted from the bestselling novel "Between Shades of Gray", written by Ruta Sepetys, and that original title was changed to prevent any confusion with the Fifty Shades of Grey series (of books and movies). Bel Powley stars as Lina, with a full cast including Peter Franzén, Sophie Cookson, James Cosmo, Martin Wallström, Timothy Innes, Jonah Hauer-King, and Sam Hazeldine. This looks like a powerful, inspiring story of opposition but it also looks like pretty much every other WWII story of people being hauled off. Take a look.
Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Marius A. Markevicius's Ashes in the Snow, from YouTube:
During World War II, a 16 year-old aspiring artist (Bel Powley) and her family are deported to Siberia amidst Stalin's brutal dismantling of the Baltic region. One girl's passion for creating art and her never-ending hope will break the silence of history. Ashes in the Snow is directed by American filmmaker Marius A. Markevicius, a producer / director making his feature directorial debut with this film, after directing the documentary The Other Dream Team and a few short films previously. The screenplay is written by Ben York Jones, based on the bestselling novel "Between Shades of Gray" by Ruta Sepetys. This premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival earlier this year. Vertical Ent. will release Markevicius' Ashes in the Snow in select theaters + on VOD starting January 11th, 2019 early next month. Who's interested in watching this film?
Looks interesting if a little cheaply made.
DAVIDPD on Dec 17, 2018
Well, the trailer does look kinda flat, which is confusing to me as I've seen the actual movie in LAFF and the production value is way higher.
Janis on Dec 18, 2018
Yes, good old comrade Joseph did this. And many other ugly things. And sold socialism for control over society. Which is also betrayal of it and also betrayal of many people that supported the whole project. Still, this looks cheap...
shiboleth on Dec 17, 2018
I didn't get that at all...that this looked cheap. Interesting perception. I thought the trailer was excellent and it just made me have to confront once again the horror of what human beings do to one another...and continue to do to this very day.
thespiritbo on Dec 17, 2018
It's one of those old things I don't like in films and that is historical portrayal of things. The scope of history is much more than what is showed here and I see historical events portrayed on film as very cheap portrayals. I come from Eastern Europe Bo and most of the people, from politicians and many public figures play some kind of Olympics in portraying and characterization of victims. Of course, those victims are mostly and exclusively the victims of some leftist government. It's also not about the pain but about capitalizing what can be gained from the pain of the others. Also, I still haven't seen a film, especially not big American production, portraying so many Quisling regimes who were responsible for what used to happen in Eastern Europe, something that might be called, as you say, 'horror of what human beings do to one another'. Unfortunately, Western audience mostly eagerly buys such things about history and film. Moreover, I think film is not a medium, not today when it depends mostly on money, to grasp all the important nuances of different perspectives of history. It worsens things when it comes to the issue of historical consciousness. And that's ugly and, yes, hopelessly cheap ... Cheers Bo ...
shiboleth on Dec 18, 2018
Why are you bringing politics into entertainment. The trailer was beyond great, the production looks great, for a movie of such budget. I'm just happy this is not another history movie ruined by Hollywood. Ashes in the Snow is extremely historically accurate, taking 3 years just for research. But of course there's gonna be drama and romance in the trailer, advertising is advertising. Most of the time trailers don't depict the actual movie.
Janis on Dec 18, 2018
Because there's politics in 'entertainment'. For me, that's obvious. If we're not talking in these terms, then we ignore it. But I guess, that's a choice. Not mine. And of course, nobody needs to follow me. To each their own ...
shiboleth on Dec 18, 2018
There aren't many themes left to cover concerning WWII, but there's certainly endless personal stories. I'm prepared to view each one out of respect.
Quanah on Dec 18, 2018
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