Song Of The Sea
Recommended for ages 6 and up
The story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child. They 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. The film was inspired by the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but
become humans on land.
"I started thinking about how we are losing so much more than just stories when we lose our folklore—a respect for the balance of nature and the old traditions was being lost, too. So I started to think about when these old beliefs began to die out. I imagined it may have been when I was as young as my son was then, 10 years old, and I began to dream up the story then, weaving together the various influences and ideas from that trip to the West coast and my nostalgia for the pre-“Celtic Tiger” Ireland.
PLEASE NOTE: The screenings on June 27, 2:30 PM, and on July 2, 9 AM will have a German simultaneous translation.
Speaker: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Lucy O'Connell
Screenplay: Will Collins
Film Editor: Darragh Byrne
Composer: Bruno Coulais
Production Designer: Adrien Merigeau (Art direction)
Sound: Nostradine Benguezzou, Marie Doyeux
Producer: Tomm Moore
Production Company: Cartoon Saloon
Co-Producer: Marc Ume, Stephan Roelants, Claus Toksvig Kjaer
Co-Production Company: The Big Farm, Melusine Productions, Norlum
World Sales: WestEnd Films
Distributor: KSM GmbH
Director: Tomm Moore