The Secret of Roan Inish Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jeni Courtney, Dave Duffy, Declan Hannigan, Mairéad Ní Ghallchóir

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Young Fiona (Courtney) is sent to live with her grandparents in a small Irish fishing village. Through a careless word, she learns the local legend, which is also a family secret – one of her family has married the mythical selkie. The selkie is a seal-like creature capable of appearing in human form. Her baby brother, missing since washing out to sea in a cradle, is still very much on the minds of Fiona and her family, but rarely mentioned. Could the selkies have rescued him? She sees a nude little boy on the abandoned isle of Roan Inish, where her family once lived, and begins trying to unravel the secrets of her family and its own mythologies.
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Directed by John Sayles.

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Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   search for family/history Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Irish

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   a kid


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland Island?    -   Yes

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