New Year, New Movies #24: Potato!!

A bleak day, grey and wet, and I have to watch 4 more movies to complete the challenge.

January 31, 2016

28. Ondine, 2010


I don’t know why I chose this, but I’m glad I did, I think. A down on his luck Irish fisherman finds a girl in the water and brings her to shore, where his sick daughter believes she’s a selkie (like a Celtic seal mermaid).

It’s a weird combination of gritty/grotty Irishness and quite lovely mythology. Colin Farrell’s hair is absurd and his eyebrows should have their own imdb credit, but he carries it well. Couple of minor niggles, mostly about accents, but on the whole a sweet little fillum. 3.5/5

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