A door swings open on a darkened cabin in the Alaskan wilderness. Seeking refuge from a blizzard a lost and bewildered young bride storms in, throwing herself on the mercy of the cabin's owner. After days of sleep the bride awakes, trapped with her unwitting host in the harshest and most isolated of places. They savagely attack and tenderly console each other, exploring the circumstances which led them both there. By turns vicious, ecstatic and heartfelt, Brilliant Traces follows the journey of two lonely and fractured people desperate to connect despite the strangest of settings and all that has come before.