Guo Jianbo, her mother and her daughter live in the same flat. Jianbo is a journalist specializing in social news. A lot of the reporting she does on social issues causes her a lot of pain and agony. Her retired mother helps out in the local community. She is warm and friendly to all the residents and people in that community and regularly organizes singing competitions. But there seems to be an invisible glass wall between Guo Jianbo and her mother. Jianbo’s daughter grows up and develops her character in the cracks of that invisible screen. The family ties that bind the three together and the nature of the times in which they each grew up have seeped into their veins like a deadly poison. Three generations. Three different contexts. Each of them has their own way of escaping from the reality around them, but they inevitably clash from time to time. After a particularly serious confrontation, the grandmother is admitted to hospital and peace returns to their lives. Amongst all the anxiety and hurt brought about by Jianbo’s father, their experiences of the past and worries for the future, we also get a glimpse of reconciliation and a glimmer of hope.