Matei is 11 years old and lives with his grandfather. His parents went to Italy for work. Matei and his grandfather get along well, they are close and respect each other. But when Matei is suspended from school due to a prank, his grandfather reacts roughly. Matei resolutely leaves home after this incident and returns shortly before his grandfather dies. When he is sent to a children's home, his parents try to bring him to Italy, but they have become foreign to Matei.
Alexandra Gulea (born 1970 in Bucharest) studied art in Bucharest and Paris. Afterwards, she studied documentary film at HFF Munich. Her films have been shown in numerous festivals (e.g. International Short Film Days Oberhausen, Cinema du Reel Paris, IDFF Munich) and won several awards.