Song of the Sea

Irish animated family fable from the studio behind The Secret of Kells, following the last of the selkies – a magical species that can transform from seals to humans. One such creature defies her grandmother’s wishes and leaves home, voyaging to save trapped fairies in the modern world. Features the voices of Brendan Gleeson and his co-star in The Guard, Fionnula Flanagan.


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Animated, Kids & Family, Fantasy


Rating: PG

Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, France

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Dissolve (USA)


A triumph of design and animation, populating lavishly detailed, patterned backdrops with characters so simplified that they could've been cut-and-pasted from a newspaper comic strip.

Hollywood Reporter


Many of the stories-within-stories and characters that dot this particular journey will feel new as well as delightful.

Variety (USA)


Differentiated not only by its rich visual design but also by its ethereal musical dimension...

Guardian (UK)


A treat; an enchanting and very moving family film.

Empire (UK)


Visually, this is an exquisitely composed film, and it teems with curiosities and compassion. If on occasion the story seems to wander, it arrives at an enchanting destination.

Los Angeles Times


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.

New York Times


Moves delicately but purposefully from pain to contentment and from anger to love.