Celtic folklore is
invoked in The Song of the Sea – a hypnotizing tale of love, deception, music,
and how enchanting life can be every single day for Ben and Saoirse. This is an
Irish animated film, and it dives right into the lives of these two young kids,
abandoned by their mother, through a sudden disappearance, right after Saoirse
is born. The kids’ father is a lonely housekeeper at the lighthouse nearby, and
although affection is distant. He permits their nan to tend to the children and
take them to live with her in big-city Dublin.
However, Saoirse cannot make herself
get accustomed to this city life, longing for life back at the ocean once more.
Ben comes to know of this and goes to her rescue – at precisely, this moment, a
seal sheds its skin, and becomes a human, moving swiftly but with ambition and
going from painful experiences to happiness, from rage to affection, and you get entrapped in the world of
mystic painterly frames, upon frames where seashells and crazy conchs, in thin
white veils, do not exist.
Film rating: 8/10.