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The Secret of Roan Inish

Newly Restored Print!
Recommended for ages 9 & up

featuring

Jeni Courtney, Pat Slowey, Dave Duffy, Declan Hannigan,

In this charming film about storytelling and family ties, young Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a remote fishing village in Donegal, Ireland, after her mother’s death. It is there that she is told the family legend of an ancestor who married a Selkie—a creature of Celtic myth that is half human, half seal. As the myths and magic surrounding her family are revealed, Fiona begins to take a more active role in uncovering the mysteries and reclaiming the island they once called home. Cinematography by the celebrated Haskell Wexler brings the story and settings to vivid life.

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • John Sayles
Based On
  • A novel by Rosalie K. Fry

Cinematographer
  • Haskell Wexler
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 103 mins
Source
  • UCLA Film & Television Archive
Permission
  • Samuel Goldwyn Company