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In this war-worn and impoverished corner of Eastern Ukraine where addiction casts a long shadow, there sits a safe haven for children temporarily removed from their parents. "A House Made of Splinters" follows three kids awaiting their fate— will they go back or move on to a new home?— while a group of dedicated social workers create small moments of joy and respite from childhoods all but lost.

Filmmaker Simon Lereng Wilmont returns with a follow-up to his acclaimed first feature, "The Distant Barking of Dogs," offering a unique look into how the long-term consequences of war on a society already under strain impacts the most vulnerable. His is a poignant and deeply intimate portrait of a remarkable way station filled with care, support, and trust for a group of kids who are in desperate need of more.

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    87 minutes
  • Language
    Ukrainian, Russian
  • Country
    Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Ukraine
  • Premiere
    Midwest Premiere
  • Rating
    Mature Themes
  • Director
    Simon Lereng Wilmont
  • Producer
    Monica Hellström
  • Executive Producer
    Signe Byrge Sørensen