From the filmmakers who made 2009’s highly regarded The Secret of Kells comes the animated tale of selkies from Irish and Scottish legends. Ben lives with his widowed father, Conner, and mute baby sister, Saoirse, in a lighthouse on the coast. Saoirse is the last of the selkies—shape-shifting women who transform from seals into people—and has the ability to aid mythical creatures trapped in the modern world. The children's own mother is a selkie who has gone missing, but in reality has returned to the sea. The father's mother insists that the lighthouse is no place to raise children and moves her grandchildren to Dublin. The siblings escape their grandmother’s clutches to make the perilous journey to search for their mother and get back home. This film for all ages features a ravishing visual style and a haunting soundtrack by Bruno Coulais and the Irish band Kíla.

"Song of the Sea is a wonder to behold. This visually stunning animation masterwork, steeped in Irish myth, folklore and legend, so adroitly mixes the magical and the everyday that to watch it is to be wholly immersed in an enchanted world." —Los Angeles Times

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Tomm Moore
Running Time
93 minutes
DCP, Color