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ON-SITE SCREENING: Monday, SEPT 26 at 3:30pm

VIEWING REGION: Atlantic Canada

Language: Russian, Ukrainian

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.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    86 minutes
  • Language
    Russian, Ukrainian
  • Country
    Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Ukraine
  • Premiere
    Atlantic Canada
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  • Director
    Simon Lereng Wilmont
  • Producer
    Monica Hellström