During winter, in a rural area of Switzerland, Marina, a teacher in her mid-forties, leads a quiet family life with her husband and daughter. But appearances are deceptive. In secret she has an affair with the Russian Artem, the father of her student Ulyana. Both have lived in Switzerland for years without a residence permit. When the girl is caught stealing, the secrets come to light and puts everyone involved in trouble. The relatively minor incident has far-reaching consequences; not only are the lives of Artem and Ulyana brought crashing down, but Marina’s involvement in the whole situation is also revealed. Torn between lies, loyalty and passion, the teacher decides to take a radical step.
Presented at San Sebastián Film Festival.
Christian Johannes Koch
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