Adrian Pîrvu, Helena Maksyom | RO, UA | 2020 | 82 Min. | OmeU
On 25 April 1986, a young woman travelled to the USSR. She was six months pregnant. At 1.23 a.m. the following night, the no. 4 reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded. Her son Adrian is now almost thirty – and has been partially blind since birth. He decides to visit Chernobyl survivors in Ukraine who are still suffering from the fallout, just like him. What Adrian did not plan: that he would fall in love on his trip, with Helena. Both of them gradually become aware of the true extent of the Chernobyl disaster, which has affected an entire generation. Helena, too, struggles with chronic pain and has to undergo back surgery. However, it is not just their joint film project that begins to falter, but also their love.
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