Acclaimed writer-director Sally Potter provides Academy Award® and Golden Globe-winning actor Javier Bardem with a role that showcases his unique versatility. He is joined by Academy Award® nominee Salma Hayek, three-time Academy Award nominee Laura Linney and multi Emmy Award-winning comedian Chris Rock, for the film, a masterful and touching chronicle of a day in one man's life, and of the unconditional bond with his daughter, played by Elle Fanning.
The film follows 24 hours in the life of father and daughter Leo (Bardem) and Molly (Fanning) as she grapples with the challenges of dealing with her father’s chaotic mental state. But as they weave their way around New York City, their ordinary but stressful day takes on a hallucinatory and epic quality, for Leo is seamlessly flowing in and out of several parallel lives; a passionate marriage with his childhood sweetheart Dolores (Hayek) in Mexico; a struggling career as a drummer in Manhattan with his more successful lover, Adam (Rock); and a life of solitude on a remote Greek island, where a chance encounter with two young tourists unmasks the uncomfortable truths of a family life left behind...
The film weaves a rich, cinematic tapestry as Leo's parallel lives – visible only to him - gradually unravel in moments of tragedy, happiness, regret and humour. It is only his daughter who gradually begins to understand his extraordinary secret.