A House Made of Splinters

80 min.DK/Documentary

As the war in Eastern Ukraine takes a heavy toll on poor families living near the frontline, a small group of strong-willed social workers work tirelessly in a special kind of orphanage to create an almost magical safe space for kids to live in. The kids are temporarily taken from their families due to neglect or violence and can only stay at the orphanage for nine months, while the state authorities and courts decide the fate of the child and family.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title A House Made of Splinters
Danish title A House Made of Splinters
Director Simon Lereng Wilmont
Producer Monica Hellström
Editor Michael Aaglund
Sound Heikki Kossi, Peter Albrectsen, Piety Korhorhonen
Production country Denmark, Sweden, Ukraine
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Comment Simon Lereng Wilmont's first feature from Eastern Ukraine, 'The Distant Barking of Dogs' (2017), won the award for Best First Appearance at IDFA and has also received prizes at other prominent festivals, including Göteborg and Thessaloniki.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
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Production company
Executive Producer Final Cut for Real ApS
Co-production Story AB, Donkey Hotel, Moon Man


Direction Simon Lereng Wilmont
Assistant director Azad Safarov


Story Tobias Janson


Producer Monica Hellström
Production manager Maria Kristensen
Production manager Esther Nissen
Line producer Azad Safarov
Co-producer Tobias Janson
Co-producer Sami Jahnukainen
Co-producer Darya Bassel


Editor Michael Aaglund


Music Uno Helmersson


Sound designer Heikki Kossi
Sound designer Peter Albrectsen
Sound engineer Piety Korhorhonen
Mixer Peter Albrectsen

Visual effects

Colourist Anders V. Christensen
Graphic design Martin Hultmann

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