Home Movie Oscar nominated Song of the Sea gears up for Galway gala première

Oscar nominated Song of the Sea gears up for Galway gala première

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Cartoon Saloon have announced Song of the Sea will be screened as part of a gala première for the Galway Film Fleadh.

This is the second Oscar nominated film from Cartoon Saloon to appear in the film festival on Thursday July 9th.

“The Galway film Fleadh is one of my favourite events in the year and we attend on a regular basis so it’s very exciting to be premièring our new animated feature there this year,” director Tomm Moore said.

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Favourite events: Tomm Moore, director of Song of the Sea revealed the Galway Film Fleadh is one of his favourite events in the year

“The atmosphere and opportunity to meet other filmmakers and fans always make it a really special event”.

The story tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea.

The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land.

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Voice cast: Brendan Gleeson and Fionnula Flanagan feature in the animated film

Song of the Sea’s voice cast features Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan and Moone Boy’s David Rawle.

Joining them in the film were singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan as well as beloved comedians Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny.

Not only will cast and crew be present for the Q+A but ticket holders will gain entry to a post-screening gig by Kíla.

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