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This film is F-rated.
When Iryna Tsilyk first visits the Trofymchuk-Gladky family in the war-torn town of Krasnohorivka, Ukraine, she is surprised by what she finds. While conflict rages outside, single mother Anna and her four children have created an oasis of calm and creativity within the household. A passion for cinema runs through the family, so it feels natural to shoot a film inspired by their own life during wartime. The creative process raises the questions of what kind of power the magical world of cinema might have during times of disaster, and how to picture war through the camera’s lens. For Anna and the children, transforming trauma into a work of art is a means to stay human.