The film's characters are a polar Explorer (head of the North pole drifting station) Tomas Petrovsky and his mother – Romualda Flerovna. The locations are the Arctic drifting station SP-33 and the Belarusian village of Petrovskiye.
The eternal story of a son who leaves home for no reason, in an incomprehensible and dangerous cold, and of a mother who does not understand him, loves him and prays for him. And here, at home, is Paradise: buzzing bees, a blooming garden, a clear river, a warm land.
The film is about endurance, about the struggle of a person with the elements and with himself, the desire to overcome himself, to cope with his fate. There is an attempt to find an answer to the question of what drives people to perform feats, each time leaving the blooming earth for permafrost and strenuous dangerous work at the edge of the earth…