Maria and Tomek, a young couple in their 30s, are expecting their firstborn any day now. On the surface, things couldn’t be better: a trouble-free daily life, a new apartment and a promising career. However, unbeknownst to her husband, Maria has a troubled past that involves the city’s mayor. On the eve of her confinement, things are blown apart by a shocking revelation that will cast a shadow on their relationship and put their love to the test. Dark secrets, misunderstandings and rejection, with separation looming on the horizon... in his second feature, Polish filmmaker Slawomir Fabicki masterfully renders the delicate balance of a love relationship and the accompanying distress when things go awry. Julia Kijowska and Marcin Dorocinski deliver nuanced performances as the anguished couple in this sensitive and realistic portrayal. His relatively short track record notwithstanding, Fabicki has been garnering international recognition since the early 2000s, bagging an Oscar nomination for his 2002 short A man thing and taking the prestigious ecumenical Jury Prize at Cannes for his 2006 feature debut Retrieval.