A broad stylistic combination of cinema verité and magic realism, the film follows Emile's life as he tries to reconnect with his last living relatives: his niece Nadia and her daughter. But Emile's past is sometimes more familiar and immediate than the world before his eyes. As he tries to re-discover the family that he abandoned long ago, he is forced to confront the anxieties in his memories - the family he betrayed and abandoned at the expense of his own happiness. Now, in the twilight of his life, Emile shapes the final chapters of his mental autobiography. Will he become an uncle and great-uncle, surrounded by the love and support of a family or will he retreat into his world of memories and lost opportunities?