A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.
A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince.
Saoirse is a child who is the last of the selkies, women in Irish and Scottish legends who transform from seals into people. She escapes from her grandmother's home to journey to the sea and free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world. Written by
It's so great that such a small film like this will now get seen because it got nominated for an Oscar, whereas if it had not it would've gone very much underseen. I have to start off by saying that while the voice acting here is decent (surprisingly a little underacting by Brendan Gleeson), the sound mixing and sound editing is truly spectacular. At times the sounds were so real that if I closed my eyes I would really believe I was near the ocean. The animation as well, for being an independent film, is truly beautiful. Simple, but the colors are really vivid and strong and they have a great effect. Overall, the film is just gentle and joyous and so hard to dislike. It's a bit light, but harmless.
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