Based on the international best-selling novel and starring Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard, "From the Land of the Moon" is the story of a free-spirited woman fighting for passionate dreams of true love against all odds. Gabrielle (Cotillard) comes from a small village in the South of France at a a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even a sign of insanity. Her parents marry her to Jose (Alex Brendemuhl), an honest and loving Spanish farm worker who they think will make a respectable woman of her.
Despite Jose's devotion to her, Gabrielle vows that she will never love Jose and lives like a prisoner bound by the constraints of conventional post World War II society until the day she is sent away to a hospital in the Alps to heal her kidney stones. There she meets Andre Sauvage (Louis Garrel), a dashing injured veteran of the Indochinese War, who rekindles the passion buried inside her. She promises they will run away together, and Andre seems to share her desire. Will anyone dare rob her of her right to follow her dreams?