In his twilight years, Louis Maurand, a renowned critic, takes stock of his past.
In his art gallery, over the years, he must have pinned up many examples of feminine curves – evening stars in a loveless sky; yet, his Mona Lisa still paints herself in his eyes like a furtive tear, a sweet memory, far away but still very much present, forever hanging on the white walls of his life.
An absent, heartless, authoritarian and calculating father, he has also carefully prepared, throughout his life, the wooden frames within which his children’s professional and sentimental lives are inscribed. But the canvases of their lives will forever stay untouched by fatherly love. Louis Maurand does not share the spotlight.
That evening, however, he will write a letter to each of them before leaving this world. Is his leaving intentional or accidental?
After all these years of absence, indifference and unspoken family issues, Beatrice, Stanislas, Maxime and Hadrien set off in search of this shadowy father and a truth that is drawn on the very verge of tears…