In Marseilles, away from the spotlight, Eric Alcala paints restlessly his dreams and fears. He is a talented painter and musician preparing for an art exhibition. In the midst of a break up with his life long partner, he is also realising that he might be bipolar. The film weaves between his past and present condition with insomnia, fibromyalgia and mental instability. An eternal social outcast, his childhood experiences are the foundations of his naïve yet engaged art. Through his creativity, he externalises his pain, he calls his creativity the “illness that heals” - but to what extent? A man striving to breakthrough on the art world, while attempting to realign his troubled mind, body and soul.