Song of the Sea


Review: Ben, and his little sister Saoirse, go on an adventure to free the fairies and save the spirit world. Ben discovers along the way that Saoirse is actually a selkie.
Director: Tomm Moore
Actors: David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Lisa Hannigan, Fionnula Flanagan, Lucy O’Connell and Paul Young
Year: 2014
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy and Sci-Fi
Conclusion: 5/5
A wonderful charming Irish animation for families to enjoy. This did remind me a lot of The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013) and also have just watched The Red Turtle (2016) which is a very similar story. I found it to be a very powerful moving film. The animation is delightful in the same way that The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013) was. At the beginning of this movie these lines are spoken: “Come away, Oh human child!/To the waters and the wild/With a faery, hand in hand,/For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.” They are from the poem “The Stolen Child” by William Butler Yeats. He was also a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival. The main themes are loss and reconciliation. 


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