Why must a woman choose between career and family? "The Future of Emily (Flugel Und Fesseln)" (2008) stars Brigitte Fossey as Isabelle, a movie star in German cinema. After she wraps a film in Berlin, she leaves to spend time with her daughter and her parents in Normandy, France. Isabelle's parents must take care of Emilie while she is working because she insists on remaining a single mother. The situation comes to a head when her lover follows her to Normandy and stays in a nearby hotel, setting off a fight with her parents that cannot be avoided any longer.