The filmmakers accompany Maxim Surkow to his home of Pripjat in the Ukraine, a defunct town three kilometres away from Chernobyl. In April 1986, Maxim and his family were evacuated to Kiev three days after the catastrophe – along with 48,000 of the town’s other inhabitants. Amongst the decaying remnants of his old apartment he discovers the childhood and youth he believed was lost.
by Maryann De Leo, Christophe Bisson
USA / France 2007