Three generations of women -- grandmother Eka, middle-aged widow Marina, and teen daughter Ada -- live together under one roof in Tbilisi, the capital of the former Soviet state of Georgia. Eka is a French native who married a Russian man, and remains a confirmed Francophile. Her son Otar (Marina's brother), a trained physician, has gone to Paris to seek work and sends money home from his construction job as well as writes and phones regularly. One day a friend in France informs Marina that Otar has died in an accident. She thinks the news should be kept from his mother to save her weak heart from the shock, so Marina cajoles Ada into forging letters from Otar. The grandmother becomes ever more convinced she must visit France and her son, so she sells most of her belongings for travel money and takes the two younger women to Paris, where everyone will have to confront their fibs.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus