Ondine (Irl, 2009)
Director: Neil Jordan; screenplay: Neil Jordan; cinematography: Christopher Doyle; editing: Tony Lawson; production design: Anna Rackard; costume design: Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh; Casting: Susie Figgis, Frank Moiselle, Nuala Moiselle; producers: Neil Jordan, James Flynn, Ben Browning; production company: Octagon Films, Wayfare Entertainment, Little Wave Production, Magnolia Pictures; Irish location: Cork; duration 111’.
Main cast: Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Stephen Rea.
Ondine is a tale about hope, love and the value of believing in magic. It tells the story of Syracuse, a local fisherman whose everyday life is transformed by a beautiful and mysterious woman, whom he fishes from the sea and who his young daughter believes is a mermaid. But as in all fairytales, enchantment and darkness go hand in hand.