Driven by a desire to reconstruct her grandmother's childhood memories, Adriana travels from Cuba to the island El Hierro. Just like the origin of life, this film was born from stories. Even at the age of 102, Elvira still tells her granddaughter that by jumping over a washbasin she can magically cross the Atlantic and visit the house of her birth. This return journey, which Elvira herself has decided not to undertake, shatters the family history that had been hidden in the fragmentary tales with which Adriana grew up. However, the memories shared with her grandmother turn out to be truer than the facts themselves, because deformed as they are, they still point the way back to the island of childhood--the only place to which they will always be able to return.