The Secret of Roan Inish

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The Secret of Roan Inish

island legend family relationships ireland seal (animal) fishing boat selkie irish folklore

The Secret of Roan Inish

Release Date: May 14, 1994

Year    :   1994
Slogan    :   «Between land and sea there is a place where myths are real.»
Genres    :   Drama, Family, Fantasy
Production Companies    :   Jones Entertainment Group, Skerry Productions
Director    :   John Sayles
Producers    :   John Sloss, Sarah Green, Maggie Renzi, Peter Newman, R. Paul Miller, Glenn R. Jones
Writers    :   John Sayles, Rosalie K. Fry
RunTime    :   103 mins.

10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother was washed out to sea and never seen again, so when Fiona spies a naked little boy on the abandoned Isle of Roan Inish, she is compelled to investigate..

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