Frida, a 75-year-old Ashkenazi Jew, is losing her memory and confuses the past with the present. Judith, her daughter, chose not to work in order to stay at home to look after her children. Now divorced, she must cope with her youngest son leaving home and her mother's aging and wonders what her purpose in life is.
Simon, Frida's son, shows great perspicacity about the world because of his journalistic work, but is blind to the changes his daughter is going through and to his mother's confusion. Frida returns to the apartment she used to live in, believing she will meet her husband, who has been dead for several years.
Instead she encounters 35-year-old Manou, her tenant, who is expecting a promotion. The return to this apartment, crossroads of their lives, allows these characters to find each other and themselves again. Their stories touch upon the passing of time, the changes we experience at all ages--the inevitable things of life.