Masters of Dox

The Woman and the Glacier

Audrius Stonys
Screening time  
27.02. / Monday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 1  
A story of the fragile woman and the eternal glacier.

The Lithuanian scientist Aušra 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. Some 3,500 meters above sea level with only her faithful dog and grey cat for company, she studies climate change on the Tuyuksu Glacier at an old Soviet-era research station. She loves the solitude and silence that her painstaking work brings her. Magnificent shots of her surroundings and everyday work are interspersed with archive footage of the people who preceded her by a century. Not much seems to have changed. We see dripping, melting ice in imposing caves, streams flowing through desolate mountain passes, and Revutaite’s pets, playing together almost in silence. Living with Revutaite in the solitude she has chosen for herself, the two animals only have each other. The solemn silence of the mountains is punctuated sparingly by the music of a man far, far below, playing a traditional instrument.


Audrius Stonys

Audrius Stonys, born in 1966 in Lithuania, is a member of the European Film Academy and the European Documentary Network. Since embarking on his creative activities in the last years of the Soviet Empire, he has made 14 films as an independent filmmaker and producer. His films have won many international film awards. In 1992 the film Earth of the Blind received the European Film Academy award for the Best European Documentary film of the Year. His film Ramen won Special Mention in the International Competition Program at 2012 ZagrebDox. Stonys’s films were screened as part of the Baltic Dox program at 2012 ZagrebDox.

General sponsor

Moteris Ir Ledynas

Lithuania, Estonia
2016, 57'

Directed by:
Audrius Stonys

Screenplay by:
Audrius Stonys

Audrius Kemežys, Mindaugas Survila

Edited by:
Mirjam Jegorov

Robert Jurendal

Radvilė Šumilė, Riho Vastrik

Produced by:
Studio UKU, Vesilind OU

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2016