What a beautiful film. That’s what I thought during the entire experience. Everything is magnificent: the story, the visuals, the voice acting, everything. Song of the Sea follows a young boy named Ben (David Rawle) and his younger sister Saoirse (Lucy O’Connell), who are sent to live with their grandmother. There, they discover that Saoirse is a selkie (a mystical creature who is a seal while living in the ocean, but becomes human on land), and they are tasked with freeing the fairy creatures who are stuck in the modern world.
The story tugged at my heartstrings, and I adored the fantastical, whimsical nature of the story. The film was packed with emotion, and I loved how they conveyed selkies in this film.
The visuals are outstanding. Hand-drawn animations lend authenticity to the film and gave me the feeling of watching a story book unfold in front of my eyes. So much detail and love was put into Song of the Sea, and it’s evident in every frame.
This is a must-watch film. A great voice cast, intriguing story, and beautiful visuals make this a rare gem, and it deserves so much more love than it has received.
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