A Parisian suburb in 1913. Madeleine and Sophie, two young French aviatrixes, struggle to assemble a Bleriot XI monoplane to fly in a long distance competition from Paris to Moscow. Actresses by profession, the women have taken a short break from performing in Chekhov's The Seagull to visit their friend, mentor and former production manager, Jean Luc, because he has promised them resources that will enable them to fly; resources, it turns out, that they must literally put together. The two women are also the subjects of a documentary which is being made by a woman filmmaker as they work to prepare the plane. At a time when society considers flying a masculine endeavor and acting an unfavorable profession for a woman, will they succeed?