1946, Michael, a soldier brutalised by war, cannot face returning home and changes his destiny by leaping onto a train to Cornwall. More than fifty years later, Kit arrives in Norfolk to reluctantly claim his inheritance, a disused lighthouse. In a farmhouse, Luisa falters in the middle of her life as her children leave home. When Kit and Luisa meet, neither can escape the consequences of that split-second decision made by Michael all those years ago. Exploring the secrets that shape our interactions across generations, From a Distance is a nuanced and compelling story of human connection.