The Secret of Roan Inish

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This Irish fable, from a novel by Rosalie K Fry, may be pretty atypical of John Sayles' work, but it's still a lovely movie. Set in a remote Irish fishing community in the '40s, it charts the experiences of a young girl who comes to stay with her grandparents and is intrigued by the mysterious, seemingly fantastic stories of an infant relative's death. Tales within tales, a subtle sense of economic and social realities, fine landscape photography and strong performances make for an engrossing, unusual fantasy.

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Duration: 103 mins

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Director: John Sayles
Screenwriter: John Sayles
Cast: Mick Lally
John Lynch
Jeni Courtney
Eileen Colgan
Richard Sheridan
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Colette

A beautiful film. A rare movie that mixes real life and a magic anyone can get behind. Children aren't talked down too, grown-ups aren't stupid. Together they overcome hardships and solve the mystery of Fiona's missing brother.

Colette

A beautiful film. A rare movie that mixes real life and a magic anyone can get behind. Children aren't talked down too, grown-ups aren't stupid. Together they overcome hardships and solve the mystery of Fiona's missing brother.

jemima

too miserable,notmy kind of entertainment, so did not watch more than 20 mins