For two decades now, thousands of refugees have embarked on the perilous journey over the Mediterranean to reach safety in Europe. But when a shipwreck makes the news, it's usually confined to a few details and the number of casualties. Who helps to look for the missing? What happens if they don't turn up? Who takes care of the many nameless, unidentified bodies? How do families cope? Nathalie Borgers' film THE REMAINS follows two parallel narratives. The first focuses on those left to deal with the remains of each terrible shipwreck on Lesbos. The second portrays a Syrian family’s reunion in Vienna, and the inconsolable sadness of losing 13 relatives whose bodies were never found. A grief that can find no resting place.