The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)

PG   |    |  Drama, Family, Fantasy


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Young Fiona lives with her grandparents in a small fishing village where she takes an active role to unravel the mysterious secrets.


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15 March 2003 | SinjinSB
8
| Heartwarming and rich in Irish culture, but not in a sappy way
One of the things I love about the Irish culture is it's rich legends and storytelling. This story follows Fiona (Jeni Courtney) who has returned from the city with her father to live with her grandparents. They had previously lived on the island of Roan Inish, but are now living on the mainland. The director, John Sayles, bring us a version of the legend of the selkie, a creature that is half seal-half human. I found this movie to be very heartwarming and rich in Irish culture, but not in a sappy way. Jeni Courtney turns in an excellent and completely believable performance as Fiona who learns about the legend of the selkie and uses it to find her little brother Jimmy who had disappeared at sea at an infant. The Irish landscape and sea are gorgeously filmed and it's as if you are there in Ireland learning about the legends yourself through the eyes of Fiona. '

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Release Date:

3 February 1995

Language

English, Irish


Country of Origin

USA, Ireland

Filming Locations

Ireland

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$82,601 5 February 1995

Gross USA:

$6,159,269

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,159,269

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