Marta is waiting for her husband Jon to come in from the byre after the evening milking of their six cows. Through the window she sees the twinkling lights from the house up the hill belonging to their neighbours Gudrun and Alfred. They are old too, but they drink their tea from an impressive teapot, have twelve cows as well as grandchildren and lots of visitors. She phones Gudrun for a chat.
With Jon’s return overdue, Marta spills out her life on the farm through powerful images and befuddled events. The evening meal is ready and Marta’s annoyance grows. She phones Gudrun again.
With black humour and absurd dialogue, Kristin Friis tells a gripping story of a woman who is physically as well as mentally weakened by old age. However, her fear of being alone and her anxiety about lost opportunities are stronger than ever.