Even before the Russian invasion in 2022, life was hard for the children in this halfway house in Luhansk in
eastern Ukraine. An endless longing for security and normality contest with drunk mothers, violent
fathers and desperate poverty. Kolya, Eva and Sascha find refuge for a few short months in a worn-down orphanage near the front line. It's a haven of safety where tears can transform into soap bubbles and hugs end in scuffles. But it's a makeshift, temporary home. Soon after the director finished filming, the children of Luhansk had to flee a Russian attack.