Rose Pamphyle, 21, is determined to break free from her stifling existence. Living with her widowed father and dreary husband, she seems destined to remain a bored housewife. That is, until she applies for a job at an insurance agency and her charismatic boss offers her a job – provided she compete in a speed typing tournament.

Under the Pines

Set in the towering forests of Landes in the aftermath of WWI, when sweeping social changes threatened the economic feudalism that had enriched landowners for generations. Liéna, a recently widowed heiress, takes control of the family fortune and decides to fulfill her deceased husband’s ambition of bringing electricity to the entire region. Partly because she is a woman, most regard her as a deluded fool, and she soon finds herself set upon on all fronts: a family desperately clinging to the old ways, labor hell-bent on getting their fair share of the pie, and her burgeoning, forbidden love affair with the plantation foreman. [Synopsis courtesy of COLCOA]