Carlo and Margherita: a happily married couple in their mid-thirties, perfectly attuned to each other’s restlessness. They are in love, but they also harbor desires that stray beyond the confines of their bedroom: Carlo longs for the quiet beauty of one of his students, Sofia; Margherita fantasies about her physiotherapist, Andrea.
But it is love, with its unassuming power, which ultimately pulls them from the brink, aided by Margherita’s mother Anna – a wise, proud seamstress hiding her own disappointments.
But after eight years of repressed desires and the birth of a son, when the past resurfaces in the form of books sent anonymously, will love be enough to save them?
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