For the Love of Selkies: Ondine

Selkies are mythical creatures who, once in a while shed off their seal skins and become human . Sometimes a selkie falls in love with a mortal man. But husband would always look out for her. If a mortal buries her seal skin then she cannot return to the sea.

Such a myth surrounds this heart warming movie directed by Neil Jordan( Interview with the Vampire). This story is very Irish and it has all the cinematography you would expect. It stars Colin Farrel as the fisherman who one day found a mysterious woman by the name of Ondine caught in his net. She sings to him and brings him good luck. But is Ondine really a selkie? Or the other truth is not as attractive as the truth you wish to hear.


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