In 1986, two Chinese women board the same plane, bound for an exciting "new life" in Toronto. But their experiences are hardly the stuff of dreams. Camille (Shirley Cui) is flying to meet her husband, but she arrives to find that he's died, and his mistress is in mourning. Jesse (Diana Peng), a young student, soon discovers the perils of student housing, and begins an ill-advised affair with a professor. Both women are lost in a new land, until they find each other.