Kiemas is about the fleeting, indifferent relations between a number of residents of an apartment complex, somewhere in Lithuania in the 1970s. An old alcoholic lives on the ground floor with his wife and sixteen-year-old daughter. Next to them lives an old shoemaker in the company of his cats. On the first floor lives a couple with constant relationship problems, opposite them an aristocratic lady who is concerned about the loss of morals and the influence this has on her (grand) children. The children playing in the courtyard do not miss what the residents are doing.