A French-born New York art director, Nadja Speigalman’s mother, Francoise, was a daunting yet dazzling figure in her life. As Nadja grew older, their relationship grew more stressed, replicating the relationship between Françoise and her own mother. After college, Francoise opened up to her daughter about her own childhood, plagued with an unpredictable mother and playboy father. This revealing information sparks a hunger for more knowledge about her grandparents, so Nadja heads to Paris. As she gets to know the woman her mother left behind, Nadja explores how each generation creates a path for the next.