Peter Kerekes / SI, CZ, UA, 2021 / 93 min.
Lesya gives birth to a son at a women’s prison in Ukraine. Guard Iryna is worried: when the child is three it will be taken to an orphanage, except if Lesya is paroled or finds an alternative place for him to live.
Slovakian director Péter Kerekes did extensive research at the Odessa prison in Ukraine for his cinematic portrait of a young woman in a women’s prison. He was impressed by how the imprisoned women are forced to survive – with each other and their sometimes ruined lives.
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