Gerda (73) has just lost her husband. She has lived the perfect life, where appearances have been the most important thing to her. Now being alone she finds safety in perfection. This suddenly changes when she finds some letters in the basement from a male lover of her late husband. She slowly has to face the fact, that she might have been living a lie for all those years. She initially tries to bury the realization of the new truth and she’s doing so with a strange new hobby. She weeds graves. It starts on her husband’s grave, but soon she goes on to surrounding graves. She is unable to stop, right until she gets caught, by Carl. An unexpected friendship between the two of them starts to sprouts and meeting Carl forces Gerda to face to truth. Gerda finds the courage to seek out the mysterious man from the letters, only to find out that he has dementia and is sitting in a nursing home getting daily visits from his wife. Gerda now has to decide if she can let go of her past and start living her life truly.

Director: Peter Ahlén
Writer: Jakob Holtet Stridsbæk, Peter Ahlén
Producer: Emma Lind
Production co.: REinvent Studios
With support from: The Media Programme of the European Union
Genre: Drama
Duration: 29 min.
Production year: 2023

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