Marina is a transgender woman in Santiago de Chile, happily together with her much older boyfriend Orlando. When he dies unexpectedly, the authorities and Orlando's family confront her with a range of emotions from quiet irritation and mistrust to open contempt. But Marina is not prepared to be denied and accepts open confrontations. They come to a head as Orlando's funeral approaches.
Among mountain farmers in Piedmont in 1900: living conditions are tough and the Ughetto family dreams of a new start abroad. The story goes that the young Luigi Ughetto took the big step one day after surviving two wars. He began working on dangerous mountain construction sites in France, changing the family's fate forever. In the present day, his grandson Alain looks back on this time in a loving dialog with his grandmother and resurrects the world of yesterday as a puppet cartoon.