A teenage bride escapes her remote village and hides in New York City to protect her daughter from barbaric rituals and hedonistic elders.
MARTA lives a cosmopolitan lifestyle in New York and is a successful Hollywood screenwriter. When she finds STELA clinging to life during a research expedition in Eastern Europe, Marta reassesses her filming career. With Stela safely in New York City, Marta begins the process of unraveling a sick culture and in the process finds parallels in her personal life. Marta is on the cusp of writing a screenplay that steers away from Hollywood formulas and delivers a powerful message to suppressed women in the 1960s.