It’s 2000, and Edi, a young man in his teens is caught up in the early phases of the war in Kosovo. Captured and held captive for three years, his girlfriend and family waited, never knowing if he was alive or dead. Aida, his girlfriend, left alone in an instant like many another victims of the war, spent three years waiting, three years of her life spent on standby. One day, soon after the war ended he walked back into her life and their lives continued as before. It’s now 2006. Edi works at his family’s quarry and Aida at a local travel agency; she celebrates her 25th birthday and wants to get married. A film director, Donal, has arrived in town. He read a newspaper article about the young couple and their extraordinary experiences during the war and wants to make a film about them. Aida warms to the idea while Edi is more reticent as Donal struggles to convince them to take part in the project. As his presence throws a hard light on their lives we discover the cracks and lesions that even the most seemingly perfect romances are given to, as their lives are played out against the constant backdrop of their past.
Partners & financing
Fastnet Films - Ireland, Irish Film Board, Irkos - Kosova, Concordia Pictures - Kosova