Waiting for the result of a test, Pedro sits on a bench in the half-empty gallery on the third floor of the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona on a Sunday morning. It is September 11; a day that seems to be aimless. “Can I sit here?”, asks him a woman with a stylish brown hair and eyes, close to her fifties like him, and wearing the distinctive white coat patients wear.
This happenstance is the beginning of a day of talks and approaches where they both discover and nourish their mutual attraction based on subtle similarities and the need for warmth and companionship, and the fear of loneliness and death. While he has left his partner, Mary is married and has two children, but she feels lonely to face the test that will let her know the next day if the cancer that she already believed to have overcome has reappeared.
With a seductive narrative guided by this casual encounter, Moon River is a heartwarming story about dedication and love to avert death.