Anne lives in Bruges at the time of the Renaissance, Hanna in turn-of-the-century imperial Vienna, Anny Lee in present-day Los Angeles. Three lives, three remarkable adventures, three women with extraordinary parallels, united by the sense of their own difference and by their desire to escape the image which the mirror of their day holds up to them. Everything puts them at odds with what their century, their environment and men have decided for them. Flemish Anne has mystic visions that lead her to the convent. Hanna is one of Sigmund Freud’s first patients and breaks with all the family and moral codes of her time. Anny, whose gifts portend a brilliant acting career, refuses to be cast in the Hollywood mould. All of them are insubordinate and rebellious, but which will fight her way to find truth and freedom?