Five-year-old Alphée lives with her parents, filmmaker Latulippe and Laure Waridel, and her older brother Colin. Like other little girls her age, little Alphée likes to laugh, run, play and make up stories. Unlike most other girls, though, she has Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome, an extremely rare congenital disorder that affects neuromuscular development. For one whole year, the family move to a Swiss village in a bid to attune their lives with this little girl who has so much to teach us. Through the seasons, Latulippe films an open letter to his daughter—a picture album enshrining moment after joyous moment amidst sublimely beautiful surroundings (an ancient oak, alpine meadows, snowy peaks). While it’s all too easy to imagine feelings of depression, doubt and rancour, you won’t see them here, since the family have bravely chosen to live in hope. A prisoner in her own body, Alphée nonetheless has the grace and ease of a dragonfly, effortlessly banishing adult concerns and leaving all those who meet her with a profound admiration for the courage, buoyancy and joy of an old soul who treads the earth so lightly. Deeply moving.