Film Synopsis

A young family move into a house in the village. Mountains, quiet and a big lemon orchard beyond the window. It seems everything necessary for a happy life, is combined in one place. But this is Abkhazia in the early 90’s, shortly after a bloody war that has made enemies of Georgians and Abkhazians – only yesterday good neighbours. Tens of thousands of Georgians have been forced out of this blessed land. Nature abhors a vacuum and the empty house deserted after the exodus, is gradually colonized by inhabitants.
Living in a strange house, where everything, even the tablecloths left by former residents are still there, begs the question – can it now give peace and happiness?


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