Song of the Sea

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Tomm Moore
Production: GKIDS
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 23 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

about that night, you know.

Her anniversary is

just once a year, Mum.

What do you want?

You want a story?

Hmm. Okay, I'll tell

you a story.

Did you ever hear of

Macha the Owl Witch?

Well, she's evil.

You know the island out at sea?

It's called Mac Lir.

It's called that because it's not an

island at all, it's a huge giant.

Macha's owls took all the giant's

feelings and turned him to stone.

And do you know the worst of it?

She was his mother!

He was her first victim and

she hasn't stopped since.

To this day, all the fairies are

afraid to come out on Halloween night

because if they do,

Macha's owls will find them

and take their feelings

and turn them to stone.

Tomorrow is Halloween.

Macha's owls

might even come here

and take Dad's feelings

and turn him to stone!

And then nobody would love you.

And this is

what Macha looks like.

Saoirse, it's just

one of Mum's stories.

It's not real.



The child.

Oh, my gosh. Oh, my good...

This is the last straw now.

I'll not have any more of this

wild carry-on. No more of it!

Now look, you've caught a cold.

Did you know she was up?

- Wha...

- What's wrong?

I found her washed up

on the shore in the

middle of the night.

She's not safe

in this awful place.

- I know what's best.

- Hold on a second, Mum.

No, you hold on.

Where were you?

Off in the pub with that

old fool of a ferryman.

This is no place

for children, Conor,

this is no place for a family.

That's the end of it now.

I need to take my medicine.

Oh, Saoirse.

Dad, where did she get this?

Give me that.

I can't lose her, too, Bronach.

Stubborn boy.

I'm not going.

You can't make me.

I know what's best for you.

So, you'd better

stop this nonsense

at once and do what you're told.

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