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Song of the Sea 
93 minutes
Director: Tomm Moore
Year: 2013
Country: Ireland

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The enthralling story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch, Macha, and a host of ancient and mystical creatures, they race against time to awaken Saoirseís powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. Inspired by the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land, this breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece blends the ancient with the modern for a poetic, visual experience for audiences of all ages!
Directorís Statement: Tomm Moore
Song of the Sea grew from ideas I had during the making of Secret of Kells, so it is in many ways a spiritual follow up rather than a real sequel or anything like that. Itís got a similar feeling in that the art style is again very handmade looking. The story is also based around Irish folklore and legends, but this time I tried to make a more
personal film based on my memories of being a child in Ireland in the 1980s. Iím pretty sure that adults and teenagers will enjoy the visuals and the music and story, but I wanted to make a film that younger audiences could enjoy and then come back to again and again as they grew up.
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