When her father has a heart attack, Angélica – who lives in New York – rushes to her home country. There’s no loving family reunion though. Her relationship with her Afro-Caribbean father is affectionate, but her endless battles with her white mother seem to only get worse. Angélica can cope with the constant criticism of her appearance and life choices, but the fact that her mother never defends her against her uncle’s racist comments is becoming increasingly hard to overlook. Moreover, her mom still doesn’t seem to accept her, solely because of her dark complexion.
Slowly but surely, Angélica starts dealing with the interference and racism. Daring to do what is right for her and chase her dreams. An impressive transformation depicted in a multitude of ways by filmmaker Marisol Gómez Mouakad in her feature debut, for instance using Angélica’s continuously changing hairstyle and wardrobe.