Every moment is precious for 16-year-old Genoveva; so much so that she counts every moment in her life in seconds. She is devoted to her newborn brother Nacho and to her ailing and colorful grandmother Clara Luz (Geraldine Chaplin). She also puts up with the bullying and strict mores at her all-girl Catholic school. The arrival of Hernán, her catatonic mother’s spiritual guru, may actually offer a way out from her small, parochial, increasingly violent town in this quirky and sometimes surreal coming-of-age story.