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A House Made of Splinters

Available for

Virtual

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Available for screenings until

Feb 14, 2030

Available for screenings in

Worldwide

Brought to you by

Giant Pictures/Drafthouse Films

About the film

A temporary house for abandoned children near the front line in eastern Ukraine is run by a small group of social workers determined to provide comfort and safety. It may be humble and somewhat run-down, but this house is filled with love and offers up to nine months of refuge to kids whose fate will be determined by the system. During this short time, the caretakers try to nurture within them a sense of stability and normalcy.

Genre

Documentary

Runtime

1h 27m

Released

2023

Director

Simon Lereng Wilmont

Producer

Monica Hellström

Cast

Marharyta Burlutska, Olha Tronova

Awards & recognition

Academy Awards

Nominated

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Nominated

Danish Film Awards

Best Documentary

CPH:DOX

POLITIKEN:DOX Award

Göteborg Film Festival

Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary

Millennium Docs Against Gravity

Bydgoszcz ART.DOC Award - Special Mention

Sundance Film Festival

Directing Award

Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival

FIPRESCI Prize and Golden Alexander

ZagrebDox

Movies That Matter Award

European Film Awards

Nominated

Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival

Nominated

DocAviv Film Festival

Nominated

What people are saying

"The film’s sensitive, vérité encounters with its young subjects inspire both heartbreak and hope, as the kids scramble for existential traction while waiting in a bureaucratic limbo. The film is a surprise nominee for a documentary feature Academy Award."

Steve Dollar

Children make the best of life in limbo in documentary ‘A House Made of Splinters’

"Disruption, disappointment and trauma became the norm for the children in A House Made of Splinters even before the war erupted full scale. Wilmont looks for glimmers of hope about the prospects for these kids."

Matthew Carey

‘A House Made Of Splinters’ Beats Odds To Make Oscar Shortlist

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