This is a story about the life in the tidal zone on a subarctic seashore – a tide that flows into the narrator and intermingles with her own life memories. It is a tale about the vulnerability of life and what is left when something is gone.
The film is a declaration of love to the landscape and presents close portraits of the animals that live in the tidal zone. A seascape that is constantly moving. Some of it remains fixed and stationary for brief periods, but most of it flows. Like our memories. They pop up, and we do not always know what triggers them.
This is a film about small things and large questions. About presence and absence, about sensation and memory, about joy and loss. We meet with vitality and decay and memories that freeze up. Curiosity is an important incentive; it leads to a French marine biologist, to heart urchins and to a father.