We've Forgotten More Than We Ever Knew

Synopsis: A Man and a Woman wander through a hostile wilderness in a far-away world. One day, they stumble upon a mysterious set of Structures, which will complicate their lives both for good and ill.
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Thomas Woodrow
  1 win.
88 min


Will you tell me something?

We are on the beach.

Walking on the beach.

And the clouds are rolling in so

fast, we can see them coming.

The ocean is rolling

in the wind so fast,

and the wind, we

can see it coming.

And then the rain begins.

Big drops, like acorns

hitting the sand.

And it starts raining hard.

But in the distance,

we see buildings.

When it's dark

and when it's light,

high walls...

Very, very high walls.

We walk around them

looking for a door.

And you find one.

I find the door.

And inside,

it is warm,

and bright,

and there are others.

Then what happens?

They give us things

to eat and drink.

And when we've eaten so

much we can't eat any more,

we climb up.

Up the stairs, into rooms.

Each our own room,

each our own bed.


There's clean blankets

and clean sheets.


And the rain pounds

against the windows,

but the glass is

sealed and strong.

Nothing comes through

but the sound.

No wind, no cold...

Just the sound.

Where is it?

We're on the way.

We're going back.



Hey, hey! What you doing?

I'm not gonna hunt it, I'm

gonna follow it to water.

- We have to keep moving.

- No, stay here.




Hey. Hey...

Come on. Come on.

It's okay.

It's all right.

It's all right.

What is that?

It's a bandage.

Is anyone here?


No, I've... I've

searched everywhere.

We're alone.


It's safe.

There's anything we

could ever want here.

Food, water...


What if this is home?

It's not.

The two towers.

Where is the ocean?

Where are people?

There are beds.

There is sheets.

I have no memory of this place.

This is the only thing

we have come across

in years of walking.

There is something wrong here.

The longer we stay here, the

longer till we get there.

We have water now.

We could pack it,

get to the other side of the

forest into the Silver Ridge.

I made it up.

I told you I knew where we came from

and where we were going, but...

it wasn't real.

What are you talking about?

It was easier to keep going

if we had somewhere to go.

That's all it ever was.

What about the map?

Do you really know where we are?

Leave me alone.

I said, leave me alone.

The flame...

Illyrio and Selena.

Samuel's purse...

The two towers.

What do you see?


Over here?


And Selena.

Uh-huh. And there?

The two towers.

Over here?

Samuel's purse.

Do you know how much of

my life you've wasted?

I'll never get that time back.

Now we have to start over.

From nothing.

With less time left.

While we could have been

figuring this out together

all along.

We'll figure it out.




You look stupid.

It's a fork.

A what?

A fork. This thing.

A fort?


Fork. It's a fork.

You look stupid.


- What?

- Nothing.

Do tell me.

This is...


Different how?

I don't know. It's...

It's not different.

It's different.

Different how?

I don't know. It's

not different.

It's different.

Different how?

I don't know.

You're so skinny.




Are you okay?

Can you hear me?




Guess what I found.



You see...

What did you do?


I turned the lights on.

You do that to me again

and I'll kill you.

Turn them off!


I found some new

clothes for you.

What's your name?

Is this yours?

We are on the beach.

Walking on the beach.

The clouds rolled in from the ocean

so fast you could see them coming.

The ocean rolled in

the wind so fast,

and the wind, you

could see it coming.

And then the rain began.

Big drops, hitting the

sand like acorns.

But in the distance,

we saw a building.

And you pushed open the door.

And inside, it was

warm and bright,

and there were others.

And we ate with them,

and there was music.

And then when we'd eaten so

much we couldn't eat any more,

we climbed up.

We went up the

stairs, into rooms.

Each our own room, and

each our own bed,

with clean blankets,

clean sheets.

And the rain pounded

on the windows,

but the windows were

sealed and strong,

and only the sound got through.

No wind, no cold,

just the sound.

I like your clothes.


What's in the other building?


The other building.

Did you see something?


I don't know.

I just want us to be honest.

I didn't see anything.

I wanna stay.


Where will we go?

There's nowhere else, is there?



These people were very happy.

Why do you say that?

They're smiling in every

single one of these pictures.

Are you always happy

when you smile?



They all just seem really happy.

That music makes

me feel strange.

You just have to get used to it.

It's really very beautiful.

Do you think we should be

sleeping in different beds?

The beds are too small

for two people.

Other rooms have bigger beds.

We haven't cleaned

the other rooms.

We can clean another room.


You wanna do it now?

We don't have to.

We can.

Let's do it tomorrow.

No, let's do it now.

A train arrives...


and every room is full.

Happy people everywhere...

I have invited the young woman.

You can move, can't you?

That's okay, I can be patient.

I have nothing but time now.

I need to know what happened

here and I need your help.

It's your voice on

the tapes, isn't it?

You were the last one here.

Please tell me what happened.

Tell me something.

I remember this game.

I've started remembering more

of the time before.

It's called pool.

Or billions.

Pool, I think.

I was good at it.

I missed.

It's called a scratch.

It's my turn now.

But there were

other things, too.

A small blue flower

hanging from a tree

as I rocked back and

forth beneath it.

A dog called Marvin, I think.

And I was eating sugar

beneath a table

while the grownups drank and

played some kind of game

at the table above me.

And swimming in the

ocean at night.

I was angry once and threw

a doll into tall grass,

and no matter how long I

looked, I never found it.

I was very, very afraid of the spooky

tree outside my grandparents' window.

They had a black

cat named Secret

that would run into the basement

whenever there was a loud noise.

Thunder, especially.

When I was little,

a boy asked me if we

could be married,

and I said yes.

Sometimes I think

we're still engaged.

Can you turn off the music?


Yeah, okay, sure.

Be still.

I'm alone...

I am not alone.

Somebody is here.


That sound.

The sound of nothing.

It might as well be

in my own mind...

There it is.

Did you hear it?

That sound.

The sound of nothing.

It might as well

be in my own mind.

There it is.

Did you hear it?

That's it.

That's the sound.

I don't know what happened.

I don't know what happened.

It was just...


And then it was all gone.

Happened here, too, didn't it?

But what? What was it?

What is that sound?

Did she come here?

Has she been here?

If she's been here,

blink one eye.

If not, blink two.

If she loves me,

blink one eye.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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