Set at the height of 1950s glamour, 'Reaching for the Moon' recounts the extraordinary relationship between Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (Miranda Otto, 'Lord of the Rings') and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.
In search of inspiration, Bishop leaves America having accepted the invitation of an old college friend to stay with her on her sprawling country estate in Brazil. But she never counted on meeting the love of her life - her friend's partner. At first, the fiery personalities of the two women collide and lead to passion-fuelled debates, but animosity quickly turns to attraction, then desire.
'Reaching for the Moon' is an intimate portrait of two remarkable artists as they discover the most incredible love.