The Song of the Sea (PG)
Directed by Tomm Moore.
Starring: David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson and Lisa Hannigan.
Running time 93 minutes.
In this superb Irish animation, Saoirse is a child who is the last of the selkies, women in Irish and Scottish legends who transform from seals into people. She escapes from her grandmother’s home to journey to the sea and free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world. The film is rooted in Irish folklore, with selkies, giants and faeries slipping in and out of a tale of a vanished mother, a grieving father, and two lost but resourceful children trying to make their way home. “An enchanting and very moving film for all ages”.