A Historical Limited Series
The sins of the father are visited on the children, but the sins of the mother are woven in their souls
On the eve of WWII, in a village at the base of the Carpathian Mountains in Romania, Stela embroiders a curse into the wedding dress of her future daughter-in-law, Ileana, the first of a series of betrayals woven through generations of women in this family and the men they love. Ileana dies tragically in the wake of the war. Her daughter, Ana, escapes the village ravaged by war and Russian Occupation, to pursue her dream of becoming Prima Ballerina for the Bucharest National Opera. At the height of her fame, during the Communist regime, her husband forces her to defect to safety and anonymity in North America. Stifling resentment, Ana lives a dutiful life until, as her daughter, Sorine, is about to marry, she finds herself compelled by the family curse stitched into the heirloom wedding dress to destroy her daughter’s happiness. Ana must exorcise the past’s legacy of hatred.