An enchanting (couldn’t resist) retelling of a classic Russian fairy tale, except this time it’s set in Alaska, circa 1920. Mabel and Jack are newcomers to Alaska and are being pulled apart by desolation and loneliness. Unable to conceive, the couple remains childless and the strain of maintaining their farm has pushed them to the edge of their capacity. In a rare moment of playfulness, the couple builds a child out of snow. Shortly thereafter, a child called Faina appears – ethereal, bewitching, and mysterious. Ivey creates a world out of emptiness and populates it in completely unexpected ways.