A healer travels to a remote village. He has one night to repair the damage caused by his mother.
Mother knows the language of hidden things. She is called in the night, she comes at dusk. She heals, repairs what man’s madness and fury have damaged, accompanies death. And she leaves again before sunrise. That’s her job. She passes on her gift day after day to her son, in silence.
That night, the mother is called to the hamlet of Fond du Puits, and it’s the son who leaves. For the first time, he’s alone. And like all first times, nothing goes according to plan.
The son discovers that his mother had erred in this village years before. She left an indelible mark.
She had never told him. The son has until dawn to right the wrong. How do you act against your mother, the one who taught you everything? How do you know what’s right?