Looking for Hortense is a bittersweet comedy that is French in spirit but universal in appeal. Damien (Jean-Pierre Bacri), a Chinese civilisation professor, lives with his partner Iva (Kristin Scott Thomas), a stage director and their son NoN©. The couple's relationship has drifted into routine that has drained it of love. Damien finds himself trapped one day by Iva, who orders him to ask his father, a senior member of the French Council of State, for help in preventing Aurore (Isabelle CarrN©), a woman Iva knows, from being deported. But Damien and his father don't get on and are barely ever in touch with each other. This dangerous mission throws Damien into a spiral that will turn his life upside down.