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Watch an exclusive clip from the WWII drama 'Ashes in the Snow'

Based on Ruta Sepetys‘ bestselling novel “Between Shades of Gray,” “Ashes in the Snow” is a new WWII drama from Vertical Entertainment that stars Bel Powley, Martin Wallstrom and Lisa Loven Kongsli. In it, a 16 year-old aspiring artist and her family are deported to Siberia amidst Stalin’s brutal dismantling of the Baltic region. Check out an exclusive clip in the player below:

Published by Penguin’s Philomel Books, the original novel is described as follows on its official site:

In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina is preparing for art school, first dates, and all that summer has to offer. But one night, the Soviet secret police barge violently into her home, deporting her along with her mother and younger brother. They are being sent to Siberia. Lina’s father has been separated from the family and sentenced to death in a prison camp. All is lost. Lina fights for her life, fearless, vowing that if she survives she will honor her family, and the thousands like hers, by documenting their experience in her art and writing. She risks everything to use her art as messages, hoping they will make their way to her father’s prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, and it is only their incredible strength, love, and hope that pull Lina and her family through each day. But will love be enough to keep them alive?

Directed by Marius Markevicius from an adaptaed screenplay by Ben York Jones, “Ashes in the Snow” is now playing via VOD and in select theaters nationwide. Click here to check out the trailer and take a look at several stills from the film in the gallery viewer below:

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Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.

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