From the creators of The Secret of Kells and Wolfwalkers comes Song of the Sea, a beautiful exploration of Irish mythology by filmmaker Tomm Moore. With relatable characters, beautiful visuals, and a story not child-friendly, this poignant but whimsical tale focuses on a family trying to heal from a tragedy.
Six years after a lighthouse keeper lost his wife at sea, his family is still suffering. This is especially true of his embittered son Ben, who blames his mute sister Saoirse for his pain. But as Ben slowly finds out, his sister is actually a selkie – a creature that can transform into a seal. Unfortunately, without her selkie cloak, she becomes nauseous, and there’s also an evil witch who turns mythological creatures to stone, leading our heroes on an adventure involving fairies, the ocean, and a powerful song.
Like Pinocchio, Cartoon Saloon’s Song of the Sea is a visually arresting tale of childhood – one that isn’t afraid to embrace both the wondrous side of youth and the scarier side of growing up. And just like Pinocchio, Ben, engaged in a desperate race to save his dying sister, must learn to be brave and selfless.