Song Of The Sea
Filmfest 2015

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.
Tomm Moore


PLEASE NOTE: The screenings on June 27, 2:30 PM, and on July 2, 9 AM will have a German simultaneous translation.

tags: Adventure, Animation, Family, Music, Feature film

Speaker: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Lucy O'Connell

Credits

Screenplay: Will Collins

Film Editor: Darragh Byrne

Composer: Bruno Coulais

Production Designer: Adrien Merigeau (Art direction)

Sound: Nostradine Benguezzou, Marie Doyeux

Producer: Tomm Moore

Co-Producer: Marc Ume, Stephan Roelants, Claus Toksvig Kjaer

Production Company: Cartoon Saloon

Co-Production Company: The Big Farm, Melusine Productions, Norlum

World Sales: WestEnd Films

Distributor: KSM GmbH

Director: Tomm Moore