Hungary, Belgium, Portugal | 2022 | 28 min. | N-14
Andrey and Alisa are a couple of 16 year-old refugee artists from Ukraine that were forced to leave their country because of the war and found a temporary home in Budapest, Hungary. While Russians keep bombing Kharkiv, their hometown, Andrey and Alisa teach at a school for refugee kids and express their protest through street performances. The everyday fun had by two teenagers in love is intertwined with the difficult phone calls to the home front. Reassuring stories of ripening cherries are welcome, but the sadness of the war, the imminent trauma and the growing awareness of their wrecked youth is unfortunately ever-present.