PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Co-production Blood in the Snow Wraps Shoot

By Auksė Kancerevičiūtė

    VILNIUS: The Spanish-Lithuanian co-production Blood in the Snow (Sangre en la nieve) from director Gerardo Herrero will complete filming by 15 April 2011.

    Shooting began in Lithuania and continued at Alicante's Ciudad de la Luz studios in Spain (www.ciudaddelaluz.com/en/).

    Blood in the Snow is adaptated from the 2006 bestselling novel "The Time of the Strange Emperors" by Spanish writer Ignacio del Valle.

    In winter 1943, on the Russian front, a battalion of the Blue Division stumble upon the dead body of a Spanish soldier. A former Spanish policeman investigates a serial killer among Spain's Blue Division volunteers, which fought alongside the German army.

    Herrero‘s WWII drama was awarded 600,000 Euro from EURIMAGES (www.coe.int/eurimages). The budget is estimated at 5.2 million Euro.

    The full length filmis produced by the production company Tornasol Films (www.tornasol-films.com), Castafiore Films and Antonio Saura's Madrid-based Zebra Prods., in collaboration with Lithuania's UAB Lietuvos Kino Studija (http://www.lfs.lt/).

    The leading roles are played by Juan Diego Botto (Vete de mi), Carmelo Gómez (The Night of the Sunflowers) and Francesca Orella.

    Madrid's Alta Films (www.altafilms.com) has the theatrical distribution rights. Madrid sales agent Latido Films (www.latidofilms.com) is handling world sales.

    Production Companies

    Tornasol Films

    C/ Veneras, 9 - Planta 7
    28013 Madrid, Spain

    tel: 34 911 023 024

    fax: 34 915 428 710

    General manager: Gerardo Herrero, Mariella Besuievsky


    Bareikiškių kaimas, Vilniaus rajonas,


    Tel.: + 370 69932500

    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    General manager: Ramūnas Škikas