Irish trawlerman Syracuse (Colin Farrell) discovers a beautiful woman trapped in his fishing nets and offers her sanctuary. Writer and filmmaker Neil Jordan’s first original screenplay in over a decade carries echoes of his 1984 fantasy The Company of Wolves. It’s moody, deliberate and overlong but is also full tenderness and soulful charm, Ondine is undoubtedly a film out of its time. Farrell is excellent as usual and Christopher Doyle’s rugged and gloomy cinematography offers a fine counterpoint to the fairy wing lightness of the plot.
General release from Fri 5 Mar.