Frigid winter in a war-devastated, present-day city. Several years have passed since the destruction, and the city is slowly rebuilding. A thirty year-old guy is living as a squatter in an apartment with a group of strangers. He struggles to survive and also to find a little more comfort in this rough setting.
Running time: 16 min.
Released: 2020
Film festivals
Kino pavasaris, Vilnius film festival, Lithuania, 2020
Animation Block Party, US, 2020
Tirana International Film Festival, Albania, 2020
BLON animation and games festival, Lithuania, 2020. Special Award
Warsaw Animation Film Festival, Poland, 2020
Lucca Film Festival & Europa Cinema, Italy, 2020​​​​​​​
Animafilm Baku International Animation Festival, Azerbaijan, 2020
Film Review by Vassilis Kroustallis
It is a fight for integrity from the start. More than distorted buildings, there are distorted emotions in the rubble of an unnamed but still beautiful to behold city. Between the sunlight of the exteriors and the shadowy interiors, reside people with white, but still hollow eyes;  in a post-political, post-institutional situation, where all it matters is a place to lodge and eat, Snow Shelter suddenly becomes very much like the depiction of our digital nomads era -minus the work and the pay. Actor movements and blocking show the obvious; they are trapped like rats in a cage, with reflex movements leading to disaster. Still, Snow Shelter is not a sinister, post-apocalyptic world; it imperceptibly tries to help its main character, and attempts to connect past ease with present worries, to construct a sense of identity. It is character-driven, honest and memorable.
Featured on Zippy Frames
Cast: Justas Tertelis, Juozas Budraitis, Giedrius Kiela, Judita Urnikytė, Dovilė Šilkaitytė, Šarūnas Puidokas, Valerijus Jevsejevas
Director and screenwriter: Robertas Nevecka
Producer: Giedrė Burokaitė
Cinematographer: Vytautas Plukas
Sound design: Julius Grigelionis
Music: Domas Strupinskas
Costume design: Mingailė Skuodytė
Set design: Dravis Kavaliauskas
Background artist: Gediminas Skyrius
Animators: Pijus Balkaitis, Pijus Čeikauskas
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