Svyato is the first film in a planned trilogy (working title Palindrome) by director Victor Kossakovsky. 'Svyato' means both 'happy, clear, joyful', as well as 'holy'. But Svyato is also the short form for Svyatoslav - the nickname of the two-year-old subject of this film. For the first time in his life, Svyato looks in the mirror. Simultaneously, his reflection is recorded by three HD cameras. Kossakovsky calls Svyato a film about "self-cognition and loneliness".