After working as a lawyer in New Caledonia, Isa Sator decided to dedicate herself to plastic arts. She particularly likes the theme of Girlfriends which she paints a version of here, before the cameras.
Recurrent hero of a Holiday celebrated on the 6th of December, Saint Nicolas is on his way up again in most of Northern Europe despite the disloyal competition with his American descendant : Santa Claus.
Two young women from provincial France, Emma and Thérèse, share the same passion and commitment. As students and then teachers in the prewar Thirties, they ignore convention; they dream of leaving France and raising a child together; they travel to the USSR in the summer of 1935 in quest of the "new woman". Their paths diverge against the background of approaching war.