Song of the Sea (2014)
Director: Tomm Moore Run Time: 113 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2014
Starring: Brendan Gleeson, David Rawle, Fionnula Flanagan, Lisa Hannigan
Country: Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Japan, United States, United Kingdom
Language: English, Irish
Screening as part of a Cartoon Saloon retrospective.
A selection of the studio’s shorts accompany this feature presentation.
“Differentiated not only by its rich visual design… but also by its ethereal musical dimension… all these multimedia elements contribute to a uniquely immersive experience”
– Peter Debruge for Variety
About the film:
The second Academy Award-nominated feature from the Irish animation studio, and the second film in the lauded Irish folklore trilogy.
Premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 87th Academy Awards. Inspired by the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land.
Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea, free faerie creatures from the Celtic goddess Macha, and save the spirit world.
The film reunites Cartoon Saloon with composer Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla. Learn from Director Tomm Moore about crafting a modern fairytale from ancient storytelling traditions in Song of the Sea.