Lyrical realism meets family drama meets sparkling folktale. Joan, a half-Chinese English conversation teacher who is unmoored in Europe, flees Budapest for a fresh start. Stepping off the train in Bratislava, she meets Milan, a proud Roma teenager, with whom she strikes up a friendship. Milan helps Joan to settle into the city, and in turn, Joan introduces him to Adriana, who has travelled to lay the memory of her dead mother to rest. They form an unlikely trio, bound by love and luck into something like family.