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Anna Ilchenko, Anna Yutchenko

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The Ukrainian Lymar family flees from the war in their village. They end up in a rural village on the other side of the country, remote and unfamiliar. At the same time, two documentary makers arrive. They find the Lymars to be their ideal characters. Until one day, the family disappears.

An Ukrainian family with five children flees from the war in the east and ends up in Mshanets, a farming village near the Polish border. Here, the family starts building a new home. At the same time, two documentary makers arrive in the village, looking for a story. In the Lymar family, they find the ideal characters for their film.

But one day, when the renovation of their house is almost complete, the family disappears. The filmmakers go in search of them. Along the way, they try to answer the question: what does it take for a person to feel at home? 

Credits

Director
Anna Ilchenko, Anna Yutchenko
Producer
Frank van den Engel
Year
2024
Country of production
Netherlands, The
Type
Documentary
Duration
47 minutes
Spoken language
Ukrainian
Subtitles
NL
Production company
Zeppers Film & TV
World Sales
Zeppers Film & TV
Dutch distributor
Zeppers Film & TV