The Baxters are living a happy little life in the English countryside. One dreary afternoon, their young daughter Christine falls in a nearby pond and tragically drowns. Flash forward an unspecified period of time. John (Donald Sutherland) and Laura (Julie Christie) are living in Venice, working diligently to restore an historic Italian church. A synchronistic meeting between Laura and two elderly British sisters reveals a message from beyond the grave. It seems the elderly blind woman is a psychic who has made contact with the Baxters' deceased daughter. Laura, still coping with the death, is overcome with emotion and collapses. Comforted by knowing her daughter is happy in the afterlife, Laura's demeanor improves dramatically. John, initially humored by the event, becomes increasingly disturbed as Laura obsesses about using the women to communicate with Christine. When further messages from the girl reveal their lives are in danger, strange events begin to occur, causing a cynical John to question whether the warnings may be for real.
Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason