Director: Margareta Hruza | Producer: Margareta Hruza and Negativ
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: Czech Republic
In 1969, a pregnant 18-year-old girl flees her country with her married lover as the Russian tanks roll into the streets of Prague. They end up in Norway. They have a daughter. They become successful in the world of theater. At the height of fortune, the beautiful mother decides to send her 14-year-old daughter away from the family. They are never to live together after that.
The movie is an emotional journey of the daughter trying to map the disintegration of her home. It is an intimate story of her family, with gleams of her childhood in Norway, her exile in the USA, and her "return" to the Czech Republic. Scenes of lonely characters set in different landscapes inter-cut with tragicomic meetings of family members who live their separate lives in various countries, but who desperately try to reach each other. The author is searching in Prague, Oslo, and Los Angeles, trying to find out where her true home is.