After a recent divorce, Ivana and her son embrace rural life in the misty mountains of Veracruz, in Mexico. Ivana seeks to buy land for a macadamia nut farm, empowering local farmers.
She enlists Mari, a young woman from the village, who’s father Max, a reformed alcoholic, is burdened by debt to the local mobster, Ruiz.
Ruiz threatens Gadriel, Max’s father, to give him land over his son’s debt. Gadriel sells the land to Ivana to safeguard their heritage, but unknowingly, Max had already sold it ilegally and without his consent.
In a village celebration, Max discovers the land legally belongs to Ivana. Pressured, Max relapses into alcoholism and accepts Ruiz’s proposal—investing the remaini g funds in a timber trafficking operation exploiting the community.
As tension peaks, Ivana faces escalating hostility—her truck tires are punctured, her water pump and her dog disappear. Protecting her macadamia trees, she restricts access to her land, straining relations with the villagers. Coerced by Ruiz, Mari takes daring steps to help her father.
Denied financial aid by Ivana, she steals the land documents. Confronting Ruiz, she bravely threatens to report the trafficking her father was led into to the Sheriff. The community, dissatisfied with Ivana, demands the return of the land.
Facing alienation, Ivana’s ex-partner seeks safety for their son, who chooses to go with his father. Alone one night, Ivana fires a gun for self-protection. In the aftermath, a second shot rings out. Mari witnesses Ruiz’s truck disappearing into the night before discovering Max’s lifeless body in his taxi.
Mari, fearing retaliation, relocates to the city. Ivana leaves her macadamia farm behind and journeys to the coastal village of La Mancha to reunite with her son.