Every summer the fair returns to Modra but this year it also brings Eva. By reclaiming an attractive piece of land slated for development, Eva stirs up the whole town and threatens the Mayor’s big business plans. But the Mayor has other reasons to be worried: He knows Eva’s not in town for the land, but for the baby she was forced to leave 20 years ago. His daughter, Sandra.
Eva (37) returns to her home town Modra after a 20 years absence. Penniless, she hitch-hikes and is picked up by the entomologist Karel (26) who’s going to Modra to research a caterpillar threatened by extinction. Eva soon learns that a big piece of land, left by her recently deceased father, has been expropriated by the mayor of Modra, Ruzek (55). Eva claims the land and Ruzek reacts with aggression, but he avoids facing Eva. Simultaneously, Ruzek gets into a conflict with Karel, who thinks the land is the habitat for his rare caterpillar.
However, Ruzek’s daughter Sandra (21), takes an unexpected interest in Eva, and Eva in Sandra. In their baffling and clumsy struggle to get to know each other, both women engage intimately with Karel, taking a peculiar interest in his world of parasitic caterpillars. Ruzek and Karel’s worlds soon turn up-side-down as Eva and Sandra find themselves in a heart breaking journey trying to deal with the unspeakable; they are mother and daughter.