Snow and Ashes

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Snow and Ashes
Film poster
Directed by Charles-Olivier Michaud
Produced by Eric Mantion
David-Alexandre Coiteux
Charles-Olivier Michaud
Written by Charles-Olivier Michaud
Starring Rhys Coiro
David-Alexandre Coiteux
Lina Roessler
Frédéric Gilles
Jean Lapointe
Cinematography Jean-François Lord
Edited by Elisabeth Tremblay
Release date
  • May 16, 2010 (2010-05-16)
Running time
110 minutes
Country Canada
Language English
Budget CAD$ 600,000

Snow and Ashes (French: Neige et cendres) is a 2010 Canadian drama film directed by Charles-Olivier Michaud. It follows the story of Blaise and David, two war correspondents covering an unnamed conflict in eastern Europe. It was awarded by the grand jury award for best narrative feature at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival.


  • Rhys Coiro as Blaise Dumas
  • David-Alexandre Coiteux as David Arnault
  • Lina Roessler as Sophie St-Laurent
  • Marina Eva as Patricia Aznii
  • Gabriel Oszeciuk as Mishka Aznii
  • Frédéric Gilles as Manu Poitier
  • Natalie Chepurnyi as Stef Abelev
  • Marianne Farley as Sana Abelev
  • Alex Kudrytsky as Lt. Kaparov
  • Jean Lapointe as Thomas Dumas


The film won the grand jury award for best narrative feature at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival and won several other prizes, notably the prize for best foreign language film at the 2010 Mexico City International Film Festival and the grand prix of the best film at the Sonoma Valley Film Festival.

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