1945, Leningrad. World War II devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Although the siege – one of the worst in history – is finally over, life and death continue their battle in the wreckage that remains. Two young women, Iya and Masha, search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.
Awards - Cannes FF (Un Certain Regard - Best Director, FIPRESCI Prize), Palm Springs IFF (FIPRESCI Prize), Stockholm FF (Impact Award), Lisbon & Estoril FF (Jury Special Prize)
Nominations - Cannes FF (Un Certain Regard Award, and Queer Palm), Hamburg FF (Critics Award), Torino FF (Prize of the City of Torino)