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Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea
  • 2014
  • Ireland/Denmark/Belgium/Luxembourg/France
  • 93 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tomm Moore
  • Written by: Will Collins
  • Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle

Besides looking charming – and wondrously beautiful where appropriate – the English-language version of this enchanting animated feature boasts many strong vocal talents as it tells the story of the last of the selkies, a child named Saoirse. It is shaped from its director's love of Irish legend, folklore, nature and culture, and makes for a beguiling blend of the unfamiliar and culturally specific with the universally appealing.

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Song of the Sea

6 Jul 20154 stars

Beguiling animation from Cartoon Saloon, with Brendan Gleeson

A beloved wife and mother disappears into the sea the night her baby girl is born. The bereft father, a lighthouse keeper, and his son cannot heal their grief and resentments. But when old powers awaken and little Saoirse’s selkie kindred call to her…

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