Director:  Vanja d’Alcantara
Cast: Agnieszka Grochowska, Aleksandra Justa, Tatiana Tarskaya
Producer: Need Productions, Lunanime, Akson Studio


In 1940 Nina, a young Polish woman, is deported with her baby by the Soviet Army to the remote and inhospitable lands of the USSR. She has to work in a Sovchoz guarded by the Russian political police. When her child becomes ill, she sets out on a search of medication with a group of Kazakh nomads.


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Polish, Russian, Kazakh
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Cinema and audiovisual centre of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Polish Film Institute, MEDIA (European Union), Belgian Tax Shelter
Doc & Film International



Selected for several festivals: Locarno International Film Festival 2010, Semana Internacional de Cine Valladolid 2010, Festival International du Film de Marrakech, Festival International du Premier Film Annonay 2011, Nashville Film Festival 2011, Squardi Altrove Film Festival Milan 2011, International Women’s Film Festival Ankara 2011, Polish Film Festival Gdynia 2011, ALL ABOUT FREEDOM Gdansk 2011, Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2011 Saitama, …

Received several nominations, mentions and awards:

Prix du Jury Marrakech, Nomination Golden Leopard Locarno, Award for Best Director (Vanja d’Alcantara) & Nomination World Cinema Grand Prize Saitama, Nomination Meilleur Film Magritte 2012, Nominations in 4 categories van de “Vlaamse Filmprijzen” (10/09/11 Oostende): Meilleure Realization & Meilleur Premier Film & Meilleure Image (Ruben Impens) & Meilleure actrice (Agnieszka Grochowska): Lauréate