Mariana is an 11 years old girl coming from Serpa who just moved to Lisbon with her father. The first days are spent in the city cleaning the house and knowing the new neighborhood, Entrecampos. After the first day of school, Mariana gets lost coming home and has to call her father for help. The next day, she becomes friends with a boy in her class, Nicholau, and his older brother, Simão. The two brothers invite Mariana for lunch and help her to get home.
It’s a summer weekend in a country house near Sintra. Fourteen-year-old Nicolau is spending a couple of days with his older brother Simão and his friends, all of them in their late twenties. Everyone is drawn to beautiful and quiet Maria do Mar, but it’s Nicolau who will see his life shaken the most by this unexpected female presence. Between homework and tree-climbing, stories about a deceased philandering grandfather and the origins of tortellini’s shape, a friend in a costume nursing a broken heart and dancing seduction games, Nicolau observes this group of young adults with the awe of the outsider and the fascination of nothing ever being the same again.