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“Frost,” a film by Lithuanian director Šarūnas Bartas featuring French actress Vanessa Paradis, received a standing ovation after its May 23 screening at the 49th Directors’ Fortnight, an independent section held parallel to the Cannes Film Festival.

The general producer of Ukrainian film office Insight Media Volodymyr Filippov posted a video on his Facebook page on May 23 showing the Cannes audience standing up, applauding and chanting “bravo” non-stop for a couple of minutes at the end of the screening.

Insight Media worked on “Frost” alongside Lithuanian film production company Studija Kinema, French production company Kinoelektron, Polish film company Donten & Lacroix, and Ukraine’s Tato Film.

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The significance of such Films such as "Frost" and "Bitter Harvest" in the international community should not be underestimated. Not only are these Films of high quality but they also bring more exposure as to the brutality of Putin's regime and the even more brutal Soviet regimes of the past to which the current Russian dictator holds in awe. As such, they both discredit Russia's foremost Pederast and inflict damage to his vile propaganda machine.

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