This is the love story between Elizabeth Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares . Elizabeth is an American poet and Lota is Brazilian architect. Elizabeth visits Brazil to meet an age old friend and meets Lota there. They both fall in love. Lota is a charismatic lady and a very glamorous architect. The movie is set in Petropolis and dates back to 1960s.the upright poet and the glamorous architect are in for a hostile relationship in the beginning but, slowly they develop a mutual attraction which is inevitable. Both women act on their love desires and soon a lesbian relationship is born.