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Daria (41) lives in Mexico with her five‑year‑old daughter Daphne and her husband Dave. Her peaceful life is shaken when she discovers that she is not the only child of her mother and that her biological siblings are located in Poland. Daria goes to her hometown of Toruń to explain the mystery of the past and confront her mother Wiesia and grandmother Adela. She also meets her rediscovered brother, Mariusz. How many more brothers and sisters will Daria discover? And why did her mother give all these children up for adoption? Wiesia and Adela resist talking, but step by step Daria comes closer to the truth. She is assisted by professional genealogical researchers and her friends from childhood. And also her mother starts revealing some secrets. Daria slowly realizes what happened to her mother and that her alcohol addiction and hard-to-accept life choices may result from a very deep trauma. The relationship between mother and daughter has always been full of pain and mutual regret, but now Daria tries to build it all anew. Will she manage to do that? The burden of the past takes one of the women to the extreme...
After many years of absence, Daria comes from Mexico to Poland to find biological siblings her mother gave up for adoption.
One day my good friend from high school, Mariusz, called me and said: Paweł, I’m forty years old and I’ve just found out I was adopted. And that’s not the end. I have a sister, in Mexico. She found me on Facebook and we talked online. But Mariusz didn’t want to meet his biological mother. And when I contacted Daria it turned out she wants to dig up family secrets.
Daria struck me with her determination to erase the deceit that weighed on the family for 50 years. When I talked to Daria on the phone for the first time she was in her summer house in Cancun getting ready for a trip to Poland. She wanted to confront her mother even though they haven’t seen each other for 10 years. Daria told me she spoke to a Mexican fortune teller, who told her she would find her siblings and see her mother for the last time.
And I knew I had to start filming.