A twelve-year-old Varpu doesn’t know her father but is in a good relationship with her mother. There’s only one problem: sometimes they have to change places. The grown-up woman falls in tears after a failed driving exam, climbs in her daughter’s bed seeking for comfort, and even manages to forget the little girl’s birthday. Frustrated by her mother’s odd behavior, Varpu steals a car and embarks on a quest across the country to find her biological father. The eccentric artist isn’t exactly what she expected, but this journey through Finland and her mind helps Varpu grow to adulthood strong and with dignity.