Ten different people; some Chinese, some musicians, some lovers, all dreamers, meet and play a ballad of love and loss in contemporary China.
Krista, a young Malaysian Australian woman, arrives heartbroken in Chengdu China, fleeing the ghost of a broken relationship in Australia. Meeting up with her old friends from university she stumbles into a multicultural world of musicians, artists and dreamers. Krista’s South African friend James has fallen for Stella, a Chengdu local. Cultural differences threaten to derail their blossoming love. Young American folk musician Taylor is in love with his best friend and international school classmate Miyako. Faced with the choice between family responsibility and wild young love, Miyako will decide their fate. Krista finds wisdom in the company of Chrisy Lee, a Chengdu local who is following his dreams to become a dancer, humor in the company of Dave, another Chengdu local, who works as a photographer by day and DJ by night, and endurance in the company of Luo Jie, the migrant worker, in Chengdu working hard to send her young son to school in the city. However, Krista’s safe new world comes crashing down when her charismatic ex-partner, Kevin, comes to Chengdu on a mission to find her, to confront his demons and to rekindle their love.