July 14, 2010
I saw Ondine at our local independent movie theatre - the kind with tattered, cushy couches and homemade cookies for sale at the box office. The film was a beautiful tale that married the lore of the Irish selkie (a seal turned woman) with the fate of a downtrodden Irish fisherman and his incorrigible young daughter. The film pulls you into this place with the luscious cinematography and haunting soundtrack. Colin Farrell gives the best performance of his career (and looks smoking hot with his long, flyaway hair and wounded facial expressions). I loved Ondine's (Alicja Bachleda Curus) wardrobe - a hodge podge of Syracuse's (Farrell) deceased mother's clothing and the bits of clothing she collects along the way.
See the film - it's time well spent if you enjoy moody, quasi-inspiring pieces set in breathtaking locations.
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