The Secret of Roan Inish


Time Out says

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.


Release details

103 mins

Cast and crew

John Sayles
John Sayles
Mick Lally
John Lynch
Jeni Courtney
Eileen Colgan
Richard Sheridan