Grieving after the death of his wife, art historian Max Morden returns to the sleepy seaside resort where he spent summers as a child. Max lodges at a boarding house he once frequented, where frosty proprietor Miss Vavasour, and eccentric resident Blunden, now reside. Before long - and despite protestations from his daughter Clare - Max revisits the ghosts of his past. 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. Based on the Booker Prize-winning novel by John Banville.