One crucial year in the life of Alina Shilova, a young Ukrainian woman born and raised in the poor suburbs of Kiev, who is torn between playing football and looking after her family.
Alina’s life has always been based around playing football and she was considered for the Ukrainian football team. Her coach knows she is talented but Alina is failing to live up to her potential. Often Alina’s mind is on other things – her alcoholic mother has long been unable to look after her young brother and sister. After tragedy strikes the family, and with no alternatives, Alina becomes the main caregiver for her siblings, responsible for paying the bills and getting them ready for a crucial new school year.
With football having to take a back seat, will Alina give up on her dreams forever?