A captivating romance - Paris, 1894. Lisette Decourt flees her home and attaches herself to travelling lanternist Daniel Shaw. Lisette is irresistibly attracted to the magnetic Englishman, and although Fate separates them, she cannot forget him. She builds a new life for herself, yet remains fascinated by the film-making industry. When a chance encounter reunites Lisette with Daniel, by now a successful film-maker himself, he realizes that she has the magic quality that will make her a star. . .