A young couple keeps trying to find a way to overcome trauma, while their lives are completely dominated by it.
After bravely combating leukemia and undertaking a bone marrow transplant, Blaž and Maja embark on a unique road trip over the famous Giro d’Italia climbs. She follows him with her camera as he hits the road with his road bike in pursuit of recovery. The first outbreak of his disease happened while he resided in southern Italy. They travel all the way from the Dolomites to the volcanoes of Etna, passing by Calabria and visiting the doctor who saved his life. On their journey, the burden of their trauma gets heavier, which is depicted in a somewhat dreamy manner, through fragments of reality and flashbacks.
Blaž is determined and getting closer to his goal, but he continues to feel insecure and useless. Maja is trying to understand him, but she wants to move on: they cannot carry around all this pain forever. They find themselves drifting away from each other whilst traveling through one of the most beautiful sceneries in the world.
Will they find love again in the aftermath of the disease? What is love after all – a state of perfect caring or an active noun like a struggle?
Docs-in-Progress Award best documentary (Cannes film festival, IEFTA - International Emerging Film Talent Association, 2021)
Avanpost Media Award best documentary (Avanpost Media, 2021)
DOK Leipzig Preview Award best documentary (DOK Leipzig, 2021)