This story tells about a world of different drama that we live with an artist aspiring from childhood to get out of fame and light. That story began in 1941, when an ambitious 16-year-old artist and her family were deported to Siberia. In that difficult period it seems that Stalin's brutal dismantling of the Baltic region was possible, but perhaps that did not change anything. In the end, events change as the girl's ambition turns to life again and breaks the rules of history that he stood up to challenge.
Markevicius and Jones find meaning in the small moments of humanity within the horrors of war - those times when the oppressed and even the oppressors get a chance, just for a little while, to be people.
In a tale that is at once overexplained and undercooked, there's almost no trace of recognizable humanity. So even when we are shown truly disturbing images, we are so far removed from them that they are stripped of any real emotive weight.