Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea
Director
Tomm Moore
Country
Ireland (Eire), Denmark, Belgium, Luxemburg, France
Year
2013
Genre
Animation, Family, Fiction
Scriptwriters
Will Collins
Production
The Cartoon Saloon Ltd / The Big Farm / Superprod / Nørlum / Mélusine Productions

Storyline

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.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

BFI London Film Festival 2014
Galas
Animac 2015
Petit Animac
Toronto International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection
Tokio Anime Award Festival 2015
Winner: Tokyo Metropolitan Governor Prize
Valladolid International Film Festival (Seminci) 2015
Miniminci

Oscar 2015
Nominated to Best Animated Feature Film
César 2015
Nomination: Best Animated Film
European Film Awards (EFA) 2015
Winner: Best Animated Feature

Releases

Spain (8 of May 2015)
France (10 of December 2014)