An old woman lives in a village with not much but her husband and her beloved chicken, Luba. When her chicken passes away on Christmas Day, the woman is only comforted when her husband gifts her an egg Luba laid before her passing. After the egg hatches, the old woman’s unconditional affection towards the growing chick causes her to lay a golden egg.
Although the golden egg is a reflection of love’s miracles, greediness in the community leads to the chicken being stolen. Thankfully the woman successfully hides the egg from eager hands, but in mourning her second loss, she wraps the egg hoping she can exchange it for the chicken.
While coddling the egg she’s surprised by a genie that emerges to grant her a wish that can ultimately heal her community torn by greed.
Directed by Helena Giersz (USA)