A group of teenage girls have been placed in a residential care home with social workers. They live under the same roof but haven’t chosen each other. This experience creates unexpected tensions and intimacies. An incident triggers a chain of over-reactions but their lust for life also strengthens bonds. Just like a family.
The Fam was created in close collaboration with the young actors who were involved in developing their characters. Each individual fate is a shard and together they form an iridescent kaleidoscope capable of upending hierarchies. The film sensitively reveals the imperfection of the youth protection system, as well as the fragility of social structures, and tenderly questions what it might actually mean to be part of a family.