It all seems so perfect: retired paediatrician Gonzalo and his wife Gina have been married for almost 50 years. The children have left the nest and done well. They have a comfortable life at their villa on the outskirts of Mexico City – the undulating lawn carefully maintained by the gardener, cook Lore serving café con leche.
However, in this film their son, filmmaker Diego Gutierrez, paints an entirely different picture. After 50 years of marriage, the spouses lead separate lives: father is writing his memoirs and wants to celebrate his 80th with a parachute jump, mother is depressed and feels imprisoned at the walled villa.
In silent tableaux vivants about life in and around the house and soul-searching, sometimes painful conversations, the son tries to understand his parents. Which choices did they make and are they happy with them? And what’s their future going to be like?