1746, Culloden, Scotland. Two teenage brothers (one with autism) and their female cousin are orphaned after the battle. In their efforts to survive, they discover unsuspected resilience and a fantastical inheritance.
A girl turns 16 and wants to leave home. Her father resists the idea. Some years later, walking by a dark lake, the father meets an actress who has fled from a personal crisis. As their relationship develops, the actress makes a terrible discovery as to why the daughter never left.