Based on the play by Kaite O’Reilly, The Almond and the Seahorse is the directorial debut of both notable actor and BAFTA-nominated screenwriter Celyn Jones; and Academy Award and BAFTA-nominated cinematographer Tom Stern.
Sarah (Rebel Wilson) is an archaeologist who loves her husband Joe (Celyn Jones) but after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) their love is trapped in the past. Toni (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is an architect and loves her partner Gwen (Trine Dyrholm) but after a TBI they have been imprisoned in a fifteen-year loop. Love is the only thing that keeps them all going but something has changed, and both Sarah and Toni are determined to not let it all unravel as they face their fears of being forgotten by the people they love most.
Hi Joe I never know how to tell you this Just try to listen I'm going to explain Everything okay Very beautiful Beautiful sleep What are you doing oh it's late isn't it We should probably go to bed yeah Good morning good morning to you Sarah Take pill whatever you're different I'm Your partner no I love you You've got a form of amnesia From when you were ill two years ago Why he's really struggling you can't see A broken brain my partner can't be near Me anymore Every morning she has to go through a Version of this and it's my job to calm Her and explain so he's slipping further Back when will it stopped impossible to Say I'm here you're not you're not the same Is she getting worse or am I weaker do Not be nice to me I wouldn't dream of That I want a future we're not present Time's passing lives Moving on but Tomorrow morning I'll be a young girl I want Joe back we all want Joe back You've got Joe It all comes down to the almond and the Seahorse The amygdala and the hippocampus they Are necessary for the making of new Memories