After a sudden crisis with his girlfriend Chiara, 38-year-old Guido ends up sleeping on the couches of his friends. As he starts witnessing other people’s lives from a different perspective, he discovers aspects of relationships that he never noticed before.
The story revolves around Luisa Palmeira, born in France from Portuguese immigrants. In 1979, Luisa is eight years old. Almost a grown-up in the eyes of her illiterate mother, she remains just a little girl to her hard-drinking father. One day, he trusts her with a heavy secret: he suffers from a serious illness. But she refuses to believe him and thinks instead that he is hiding something else from her…
Medea, heroine of Greek mythology, lives among us today in the form of Irene. Dragging home a different man every night, Irene is looking for love in a world of strangers. She is accused of being a bad mother and she risks losing custody of her children. In a moment of madness, Irene contemplates killing her children. Only a miracle can save her. She leaves Paris for the countryside in search of new meaning to her life.
Determined to stop drinking, Joseph moves into a friend’s house and convinces his ex-wife Emma to join him. In the troubled times of Quebec independence referendum, this is the account of their stormy reunion.