Secret of Roan Inish (DVD)

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ITEM# 2507974
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    Sent to live with her grandparents in a quaint coastal Irish town, 10-year-old Fiona (Jeni Courtney) is fascinated by the village's rich folk culture--especially the local myths about a half-human, half-seal creature known as a selkie. Fiona becomes convinced that her supposedly deceased little brother is living with the selkies, and she travels to the beautiful, enchanted island of Roan Inish, where her grandparents once lived, to confirm her suspicions. Based on the book SECRET OF RON MOR SKERRY by Rosalie K. Fry, the film is the first John Sayles picture shot outside the United States. Although the magical realism of the film may seem like a departure for Sayles, who is known for gritty slice-of-life dramas, he has covered fantastic elements before (BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET), and has dealt extensively with the theme of returning to one's roots (BABY IT'S YOU, RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS SEVEN, and PASSION FISH). The film will particularly appeal to children and adults who grew up listening to stories rather than watching them on television, and the special effects--including a magical transformation of a seal into a woman--are meant to replicate the imagination of a rural child unfamiliar with the excesses of mass media. With its gorgeous photography and perfectly paced storytelling, THE SECRET OF ROAN INISH stands as one of the finest folklore-based films ever made.


    UPC 043396509290
    Studio Sony Pictures
    Format DVD
    Extra Info Closed Captioned; Multiple Languages
    Genre Family
    Rating Parental Guidance
    Dimensions 5.5" x 0.75" x 7.5" WxHxD
    Weight 0.2 lbs
    Stars Richard Sheridan, John Lynch, Cillian Byrne, Jeni Courtney, Mick Lally, Eileen Colgan
    Directors John Sayles
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0

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      Comparable to store quality. Acceptable as gift, and have given copies as gifts. This is first class quality.

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      Share this movie with everyone you know. Perfect for a family movie night. I just love the wonderful story, appeals to a child's imagination and a parent's. 14 thumbs up!

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    • Shouldnt be a secret that its a great film
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      Very enchanting movie. Great for those that love folklore especially those familiar with Irish mythology.

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    • The Secret of Roan Inish
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      Visually beautiful, in the tradition of old world story telling. Fiona is enchanting and very brave. A lovely thing to behold as Fiona andher cousin Aiden prepare Roan Inish to be inhabited again. It is a gentle, sweet story to be enjoyed by the whole family.

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