Often, things begin with an ending. In the opening scene of Roving Woman, a young woman is locked out of her LA home. But no matter how hard she bangs on the door, it still remains shut. With such a literal metaphor – a closed door – for an opening gambit and without any further explanations, Polish director Michał Chmielewski invites the viewer on a journey. A roadmap of inspirations unfolds in the spirit of Wim Wenders (who is the film’s executive producer), as our enigmatic protagonist, Sara (Lena Góra) explores the roads of California, its deserts and their people.