All sorts of new things are happening to Julio: a love affair, a new job and a project with an old friend. His project is to make a photonovel; watching him, we closely follow the development of an audiovisual narration process. Love is love, and his new job sales assistant in a bookshop. Julio soon realises that it’s very easy to steal there and he starts taking whatever he can. This complicates the relationship with his girlfriend, with his project and with his job.
Helena is a young lawyer who divides her time between her work as an advocate for young children and teenagers at the city of Santos Court, in Brazil, and Caio, the teenager with whom she leads a harmonious and honest life. However, her relationship is put to the test when Caio commits a felony and Helena is in charge of defending him.
Gloria is 58 and lonely. To make up for the emptiness, she fills her days with activities and at night seeks love at parties for single adults, where she only succeeds in losing herself in senseless adventures. This fragile happiness changes the day she meets Rodolfo, a recently separated who is obsessed with her. This relation, finally sends her crashing into the cruel reality of the world. Gloria will have to pull herself together and find new strength to deal with the fact that she’s finally getting old.
Sebastian, 17, takes over his uncle’s motel on the desolate tropical coast of Veracruz single-handed. Miranda, 35, a local estate agent, occasionally uses the motel to meet Mario, her lover. Mario is always late for their amorous escapades, and Miranda has to wait for him. During these intervals, Sebastian and Miranda gradually grow closer to one another, even if they know that at the end of the day whatever happens between them can never last.
Based on a true story occurring in 1974, the film tells the tale of the sisters Justa, Lucia and Luciana Quispe, peasants from the altiplano who live a lonely life. Their recent mourning for the death of a sister and news arriving from the outside prompt the girls to have existential doubts that will relentlessly drive them to a tragic end.
Lucia is 14, but looks younger. She’s thin and has the body of a child. Her parents are divorced; she and her brother live with their mother. Their father Alberto, a chiropractor, only sees his kids occasionally. He rents a cabin at the hot springs. The holiday is going to be short and it looks as if it’s about to rain. Their hearts sink on arrival. It’s forbidden to use the pools because of an electric storm. Alberto tries to keep them amused and make good of their disastrous family break, but the harder he tries the worse it gets.