By Lawrence O'Toole
Updated December 01, 1995 at 05:00 AM EST
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The Secret of Roan Inish

type
  • Movie
genre

Director John Sayles’ retelling of a Celtic legend reveals the secret of the tiny island (involving a creature who is half woman, half seal) via magic realism. The Secret of Roan Inish flows from the perspective of a self-possessed little girl (Jeni Courtney) searching for her lost brother and bringing her grandparents back to their roots. The emotional richness, the Irish scenery, and the loveliness of sentiment can easily light up a dark winter’s night from even a small video screen. A-

The Secret of Roan Inish

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • PG
runtime
  • 102 minutes
director
  • John Sayles

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