A mesmerising fable of long-repressed secrets and awakening memories from the mysterious world of Lucile Hadzihalilovic, making her English language feature debut. Somewhere in Europe, mid-20th century. Albert is employed to look after Mia, a girl with teeth of ice. Mia never leaves their apartment, where the shutters are always closed. The telephone rings regularly and the Master enquires after Mia’s wellbeing. Until the day Albert is instructed that he must prepare the child to leave.