In the dawn of the Cold War, a young Soviet telegraphist makes a desperate attempt to save her American lover from being stranded in the Russian side of the Bering Strait after receiving a border closure message.
Selma travels back to the island where she grew up - a place she never really felt at home. Being there, Selma gets confronted with herself through old friends and past memories. The gaze she feels on her back, is it theirs, or her own?
Soo Min, a young South Korean woman, is struggling to find a balance between her family and her career as a cellist. After a long absence, it is hard for her to resume her place in the family and she feels she has to compete with her six-year-old daughter for her husband’s love.