The Song of the Sea (2014)

Director Tomm Moore brings traditional
animation alive on screen with the fables and legends of Ireland. The aesthetic
quotient is high, where characters float through water colour paintings, (so
beautiful is the approach and construction) telling us a fantasy tale which
involves fairies, memories and ‘bottled feelings’, literally.

The story moves at a steady pace, giving the audience enough
time to appreciate the visuals, while absorbing the drama. Since the content is
specific to one region and the story telling is mature, it may not appeal to
the younger audience world-wide. It reminded me of the time I read Sophie’s World.
Almost a philosophical journey.

If you get to see it on the big screen, do not miss it.



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