Adapted from a popular Ukrainian folk melody, the Christmas classic “Carol of the Bells” came to represent the spirit of brotherhood over the world. Set in pre and postwar Ukraine, this ultimately life-affirming film centres on three families— Polish, Ukrainian and Jewish—who share a large house and musical evenings. Their peaceful existence is shattered by the Nazi and Soviet occupations. In order to ensure their survival, these families must learn to trust one another. With an enchanting orchestral soundtrack, the film’s emphasis on the resilience of the Ukrainian people is particularly resonant today.