SONG OF THE SEA
FROM DARKNESS

Cartoon Saloon Special: Introduction and Q & A with Tomm Moore

Saturday, 26. May 2018 – 20:00 @ Metro Kinokulturhaus
103 min

FROM DARKNESS

Based on an Inuit folktale, From Darkness tells the story of a lonely fisherman who drifts into haunted waters in search of food.

Directed by Nora Twomey
Produced by Paul Young
Funded By The Irish Film Board, The Arts Council & RTÉ

Running time: 9 min, OV

SONG OF THE SEA

Tomm Moore follows his Oscar-nominated debut The Secret of Kells with a richly animated tale of Celtic magic and folklore that never fails to entrance, entertain and move its audience in equal measure. One night, Ben’s mother flees their lighthouse home and is never seen again. She leaves behind a baby girl, Saoirse, who is raised by their father. As the years pass, young Saoirse is unable to speak but is enchanted by the ancient sea shell her mother owned and finds herself captivated by and drawn to a group of seals that gather together in the sea outside their home. Despite their grandmother arriving to take them to the city, Ben and Saoirse become increasingly immersed in a world of ancient magic, where mystical creatures such as fairies and witches lead them on a path to understanding their mother’s fate and Saoirse’s true destiny. A true testament to the power of hand-drawn animation, Song of the Sea is a delight that will be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

Story and directed by Tomm Moore

Running time: 94 mins, OV

Kindly supported by the Embassy of Ireland.

2018-05-20T14:50:34+00:00