A House Made of Splinters

A House Made of Splinters

24th TDF: International Premiere

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 while the state authorities and courts decide the future fate of the child and family.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Simon Lereng Wilmont
Script: Simon Lereng Wilmont
Cinematography: Simon Lereng Wilmont
Editing: Michael Aaglund
Sound: Heikki Kossi, Peter Albrechtsen
Music: Uno Helmersson
Production: Final Cut for Real
Producers: Monica Hellström
Co-production: Donkey Hotel, Story, Moon Man
Co-producers: Tobias Jansson, Sami Jahnukainen, Darya Bassel, Viktoriia Khomenko
Executive producer: Signe Byrge Sørensen
Format: DCP
Production Country: Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Ukraine
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 86΄
Contact: Cinephil
Awards/Distinctions: Directing Award (World Cinema Documentary) – Sundance IFF 2022, Dragon Award for Best Nordic Documentary – Göteborg Film Festival 2022

Simon Lereng Wilmont


2008 Above the Ground, Beneath the Sky (short)
2014 The Fencing Champion (short)
2017 The Distant Barking of Dogs
2022 A House Made of Splinters
2023 Girl Away From Home (short, co-direction)