Monday, January 6

B's Monday Review: Ashes in the Snow (2018)

1h 38min | Drama, History, Romance

Marius A. Markevicius Writing Credits 

Ben York Jones ... (screenplay by)
Ruta Sepetys ... (based on the novel by)

In 1941, a 16 year-old aspiring artist and her family are deported to Siberia amidst Stalin's brutal dismantling of the Baltic region. One girl's passion for art and her never-ending hope will break the silence of history

Stars: Bel Powley, Jonah Hauer-King, Sophie Cookson

OMG, this movie broke me. Damn it broke me. And if you tell me that you do not watch sad movies then you should!

I remember reading reviews for the book it is based on since I have read it, and people were all oh I did not know this had happened. Omg, how have you not learned about the atrocities committed by Stalin!? He sent millions upon millions to their death. You need to know these things! Soviet was an effing monster. I am bloody glad we managed to not fall behind the Iron Curtain.

The book made me cry, but this movie was actually better. Afterwards my face was burning like it would fall off cos I almost cried through it all. I have never cried this much in my life.

It was grey, solemn and showed the hell it was. And now I want to cry again. It broke me!

I think the reason why the movie was better is cos here the flashbacks of a better time made sense, but in the audio I listened to it was confusing. I think print is better for this one day.

But yes watch it, if you do not know your history then it is bound to repeat itself.

Bring tissues!


Carole Rae said...

i must watch it!

Sophia Rose said...

I like to read or watch stories like this because it brings the "millions of deaths" in perspective because it puts a face to some of them. I bawled through so many holocaust books and the one or two I've read on Stalin's victims and the one I've read on the Death March. Our race is so bloody.

Blodeuedd said...

You will cry your eyes out!

I agree, we hear about millions of dead, but here we really see, and feel for them all.

HUmans are despicable