Accompanied by the song of dying fish, a woman arises from a poisoned river. Many years ago, Magdalena drowned herself by driving her bike into the water; now she returns among the living, with a mission. In the family she left behind, resentment threatens to spread to the next generation. And this pales compared to the relationship crisis between humanity and the rest of creation, something the fish, and the river, know all about.
This ecofeminist fable lifts all boundaries between the past, present and future; between life and death; between human and non-human; between woman and man, mother and child. It is therefore perfectly natural that the fish in the river and the cows of Magdalena’s husband’s dairy farm are able to reflect on their existence. Drenched in magical realism, this feature debut tells a story of loss, reconciliation and hope in powerful images.