After her son left home to get married and have his own family, Julia, a fifty year old housewife with a Literature degree, realizes for the first time that her life has been of little importance. Unexpectedly, she finds some notebooks written by her when she was a teenager. Reading them means a lucid shock between her promising past and her disappointing present; a discovery that will lead her to finish her marriage and travel to Stresa, a beautiful and placid corner in northern Italy, where she aims to find herself and think about her immediate future.
Llorenç, a mature handsome man and notable theatre actor, is temporarily living in Stressa at a house inherited by a friend. This old house is a calm and warm place to write the book he has been asked for about his experience as an actor.
Julia and Llorenç will meet coming from two different ways. She’s going. He’s coming back. An unexpected encounter that will change the rest of their lives.