Despite the beautiful, sweeping views of Rome from their top floor apartment, the family is not as close as they once were.
Clara (Penélope Cruz) and Felice (Vincenze Amato) are no longer in love, but are unable to leave each other. Clara finds refuge from her loneliness in the shelter of her special relationships with her three children. The oldest, Adriana (11), an unknown child in this new neighbourhood, deliberately presents as a boy to the neighbourhood children, pushing the family’s bond towards breaking point. To say director Emanuele Crialese’s camera falls in love with Cruz would be an understatement.