In the early years of the last century, Helene Kröller-Müller was one of the richest women in the Netherlands. But all her money could not fulfill her greatest desire: to be with the man she loved. Sam van Deventer who was 20 years younger than her. Instead Helene aimed her great passion on art, resulting in one of the greatest art-collections - Helene can be seen as the woman who discovered Van Gogh - and the high-ranking Kröller-Müller Museum in the east of Holland. Her 'flight' into the arts also allowed Helene to keep in touch with her beloved Sam. In one her many letters to him Helene describes Van Goghs sunflowers as 'flames reaching out to a fiery moon full of desire to draw it close to their burning heart...'
'This museum is born out of grief', Helene wrote. Almost a century later, her grief still resonates. Helene's passion for art and for van Gogh in particular and her complicated relationship with Sam van Deventer, her family and her husband Anton Kröller make up a compelling story of love and art.