Ashes in the Snow (2018)

The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact in 1939 lead to the Soviet annexation of the Baltic region in 1940. This was followed by political repression and mass deportations, under the so-called Serov Instructions. Hundreds of thousands, entire families, were forcibly removed from Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, and sent to work in Siberian labour camps. It’s a sad film about a period in history we should all know more about. Powley is compelling as the 16-year-old Lina, an innocent finding the strength to survive Soviet brutality.


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