Recent studies have revealed that up to 60% of people who have suffered through a traumatic experience are resilient enough to overcome it. To persevere, to find the strength to not waver during or after a catastrophic event.
A woman (Martina Gedick, "Mostly Martha") finds herself isolated in the beautiful countryside between the Austrian Alps by a sightless barrier. Trapping her away from civilization and immersing her in a place where only she can strive to save herself.
But, what she does discover in herself is detailed in a graceful and poetic tale. First, she develops a support system with pets left behind, like a dog, a cat and even a cow from a nearby farm. Then, she plants a garden, cuts wood and harvests hay. Finally, she arms herself and hunts the woods for deer to eat.
Overcoming every obstacle that she faces. Her predicament almost unfathomable, she does what she can and that is to cope with her lonely situation.
We, as the viewers, watch her rebirth, her resolve to carry on. To live life-- be it limited to only her exquisite surroundings. And in the end, that is what resilient people do. Relish those simple moments, being one with nature, relying only on ourselves.