Vincenzo (Sergio Castellitto) dedicates his life to the bookshop he owns in Paris, a little jewel of a
place set in the center of a square, and to his daughter Albertine (Matilda De Angelis), forced to
stay home because of an accident (an accident…?) occurred to her a few years earlier. Vincenzo’s
is a tranquil existence, rewarded by his love for his daughter and for the books, but this calm
cannot last for ever, not even for those who paid a very high price.
One day Yolande (Bérénice Bejo), an exuberant and eccentric girl, bursts into Vincenzo’s shop.
Charmed by her vital energy, the man starts feeling again emotions he’s been chocking-off for too
long, and which will make him question his melancholic and somehow suspended way of facing life.
An intimate, poetic and touching story.