Czech filmmaker Veronika Zacharová offers viewers aged 8-11 years old a remarkably unique look at the universal themes of home and belonging. When a family leave their house for a new apartment in the centre of the city, the house uproots itself in order to follow them and win them back. A tale of rivalry between old and new technologies and ways of living begins, as the house follows the only clue available: a brochure for a block of high-tech housing in the middle of the city. The tempo of the film is buoyant and its narrative is exciting; the emotional significance of the film will prompt a positive discussion about the changing environment in which we live where we call home.
From a position of European narratives, it becomes possible to use this film to consider the relationship between villages and cities as a migratory pattern in modern life. In this regard, the work connects to the book and film versions of The Return [O Regresso] as representations of the sometimes strained but always important relationship between the countryside and the city.