In a small town in Montana, a young woman teaches English to migrants. She gave up her familiar surroundings for this temporary job in a remote region. While her pupils quickly get used to their new home and make friends, their teacher remains isolated. She spends hours roaming the breathtakingly beautiful landscape to escape her loneliness and to find answers to her life problems. But nature remains mute and the young woman alone – until her pupils offer her the key to a new start in life. Bella Vista is a clear yet dense drama in which the supporting role is played by the countryside.
Vera Brunner-Sung (1979) lives in Montana and has hitherto made a name for herself with short, experimental documentaries. Bella Vista is her debut feature.