The young Vincent has trouble following the rules and prefers wandering around through nature, alone or with his brother Theo. But all his parents see is a problematic and disobedient child. So, eventually they send him away to boarding school. Lonely and far away from home, he finds solace in the world of his own imagination, and he writes long, illustrated letters to Theo. Then, he becomes friends with Paul, one of the popular boys at school, who also likes drawing. Paul is Vincent’s only friend, but their friendship is complicated. Vincent finds a way to escape from boarding school using his dream world and imagination. He runs all the way back home, where he finds Theo waiting for him.