Woman and the Glacier

Moteris ir ledynas
Director: Audrius Stonys

Lithuania, Estonia, 2016, documentary, 56 mins., Lithuanian and Russian, N-7

Kazakhstan. Tian Shan mountains. Tuiuksu glacier. Glaciological station in the height of 3500 m.

Here, for thirty years lives a woman. Totally alone and without any connection with the civilized world. She devoted all her life to science to keep her finger on the pulse of the planet.

A story of the fragile Woman and the eternal Glacier.

2017 awarded Silver Crane, Lithuanian National award, for the best Director, Operator and Best Documentary
2017 won the Srebrne Grono award in the International film festival Lubuske Lato Filmowe
2017 won FIPRESCI and Silver Horn awards in the International Krakow Film Festival
2017 won What the Doc Adward award in the International competition of DocsBarcelona

About the director

Audrius Stonys is a Lithuanian film director and producer, professor in the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and a member of the European Documentary Network. His documentary film Earth of the Blind was recognized by European Film Academy as the Best European Documentary Film of the Year and received Felix Award.


The film is part of the program Cinema is created by people. Retrospective of cameraman Audrius Kemežys, a homage to Lithuanian cinematographer. Throughout his life, Audrius Kemežys has worked on over 30 films, both fiction and documentaries, by established Lithuaian film directors, which received a number of international awards.

His work was a continuation of the Lithuanian cinematographic tradition, yet he stands out as an innovator with a unique ability to see and capture the filmic reality of his characters in an ethical, poetic and comprehensive way.

In 2010 he received a Lithuanian Cinematographers' Union award for the Best cinematographer. In 2015 he was awarded the prize for the Best Cinematography and a masterly synthesis of photography and cinematography in the documentary film Master and Tatiana, as well as nominated for the National Culture and Arts Award. In 2017 he was awarded the Silver Crane for the Best Cinematography in the documentary film Woman and the Glacier.

Section: Cinema is created by people. Retrospective of cameraman Audrius Kemežys

Screenplay: Audrius Stonys

Dir. of Photography: Audrius Kemežys, Mindaugas Survila

Music: Robert Jürjendal

Producer: Radvile Sumile, Riho Västrik