Art historian Max Morden (Ciaran Hinds) returns to the sleepy seaside resort where he spent summers as a child after losing his wife (Sinead Cusack). Max lodges at a hoarding house he once frequented, where frosty proprietor Miss Vavasour (Charlotte Rampling), and eccentric resident Blunden (Karl Johnson), now reside. Before long - and despite protestations from his daughter Clare (Ruth Bradley) - Max revisits the ghosts of his past. 'The Sea' is a haunting, uplifting, meditation on the human condition - at times elegiac, poetic, and nostalgic. A story of memory, love, loss, regret... and the persistent possibility of rebirth.