Imagine a morning someone knocks on your door and when you open, you find a smiling 10 year old boy, who shows you a piece of cloth that reveals him as your child. “MIRKA” is the story of a 10-year-old boy who arrives a summer morning and knocks on the door of a house where two women live: Elena, a 22-year-old girl and her mother Kalsan, who live alone in a farm located at the foot of a mountain, on the edge of the inhabited world.
The piece of cloth that little Mirka pulls from his backpack upsets the two women. Grandmother Kalsan seems to recognize the cloth embroidered by her own hands and had served to wrap the son of her granddaughter Elena, born of a rape suffered at age 14 by soldiers during the civil war that divided the country in two, separating forever families and friends, people fighting against each other.
He is the son of humiliation, born of this ethnic cleansing that the grandmother had isolated from Elena when she was born and entrusted to a family of another town. For the grandmother, the return of the boy with evident racial differences (black hair, black eyes), brings back memories of war and violence to both women, hostility and hatred of the people of the town. For Elena, Mirka is the living image of the drama she lived and his presence opens that old wound that had healed over time.