Absence of Closeness

  • Czech Republic
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The film tells a story of a single mother Hedvika and her newborn Adélka. Hedvika is struggling with the lack of maternal affection towards her daughter. When she one night finds the diaries of her late father from the time of her own childhood, she decides to try to overcome the absence of closeness by reading them and by visiting the places she used to know as a child. She tries to uncover the whole painful family history despite her mother’s strong disapproval in order to reconcile with her own past and to move towards the future. The Absence of Closeness is an intimate psychological drama taking place at the end of one hot summer.

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