Irish Film Institute -IFI Documentary Festival: A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS


Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont

88 mins, Denmark-Ukraine-Sweden, 2022, Digital

Irish Premiere

In a war-torn and impoverished corner of Eastern Ukraine, where drug addiction casts a long shadow, sits a safe haven for at risk children temporarily removed from their parents. A House Made of Splinters follows three such kids waiting to know if they are to return to broken homes, or be fostered to new parents, while a group of dedicated social workers create small moments of joy and respite for childhoods all but lost. Director Simon Lereng Wilmont follows up his acclaimed debut, The Distant Barking of Dogs, with a unique look into how the long-term consequences of war impact the most vulnerable members of society.

Notes by David O’Mahony

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Simon Lereng Wilmont.

Screening as part of the IFI Documentary Festival 2022, September 21st to 25th.

Book Tickets

Thursday 22nd