The Woman and the Glacier
Directed by Audrius Stonys
56mins, , 2016, Lithuania
Watch the film online on the BIC website from April 9th - 19th 2021
Register here for Live Session: Audrius Stonys in conversation with Gautam Sonti | Friday, 9th April at 6.30pm
Watch the trailer here
The Lithuanian scientist Ausra 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. 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, some 3,500 meters above sea level. She loves the solitude and silence that her painstaking work brings her. Magnificent shots of her surroundings and everyday work are interspersed with archival footage of the people who preceded her by a century. The solemn silence of the mountains is punctuated sparingly by the music of a man far, far below, playing a traditional instrument.
Audrius Stonys is a film director and producer and has a doctorate in Arts. He is a professor in Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and a recipient of the Lithuanian National Culture and Art Award. He is an award-winning filmmaker feted in in Nyon, Grand Prix in Split, prizes in Bornholm, Florence, Gyor, Neu Brandenburg, Oberhausen, Bilbao and San Francisco. His film “Earth of the Blind” was recognized as the Best European Documentary Film of the Year and received Felix Award. He holds lectures and master classes in Kolkata, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Tokyo, Berkeley, Stanford, Moscow, Belgrade, Barcelona, San Francisco, Carpi Modena, Paris.