It's autumn in the outskirts of Kyiv. One morning Valya, a lonely 40 year old caretaker, is burning fallen leaves in the forest nearby. Before long she bumps into a charming stranger who soon manages to seduce his way into her flat. Once inside, Valya subtly and gradually becomes a hostage in her own home.
Golden Duke for best Ukrainian short Odessa IFF (Ukraine)
Special mention FIPRESCI Odessa IFF (Ukraine)
Official selection Locarno IFF (Switzerland)
Official selection Batumi IFF (Georgia)
Official selection Cottbus (Germany)
Official selection Kinoshok (Russia)