After years of silence, Yasmin meets her mother Eleonore. Everything is discussed: The nights, when Yasmin and her brother were on their own, while her mother stunned herself with drugs, but also Eleonore’s own severe childhood trauma. An encounter rich in memories, reproaches, justifications, silence, despair – the yearning to understand each other and above all the desire to be able to forgive. You were my life is the sequel to the multi-award winning short film A Girl’s Day, portraying Yasmin 5 years ago, yearning for a family. After years of home stays and foster care shows You Were My Life an attempted approach between mother and daughter.