The Secret of Roan Inish

1994, Kids & family/Drama, 1h 43m

45 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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The Secret of Roan Inish is a gentle fairy tale filled with optimism that's suitable for the whole family. Read critic reviews

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Fiona (Jeni Courtney) is a young Irish girl with an unusual family history, including a long-missing baby brother. When she goes to live with her grandparents on the west coast of Ireland, Fiona hears stories about her ancestors, tales that involve mythical creatures called selkies who can shift from seal to human form. After Fiona ends up on the small island of Roan Inish, her family's ancestral home, she believes she may have found her little brother living by the sea.

Cast & Crew

Declan Hannigan
Oldest brother
Peter Newman
Executive Producer
John Sloss
Executive Producer
Mason Daring
Original Music
Haskell Wexler
Cinematographer
John Sayles
Film Editor
Adrian Smith
Production Design
Dennis Bosher
Art Direction
Henry Harris
Art Direction
Lucy Richardson
Art Direction
Tom Conroy
Set Decoration
Consolata Boyle
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Critic Reviews for The Secret of Roan Inish

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Audience Reviews for The Secret of Roan Inish

  • Nov 07, 2014
    The (uninteresting & very much avoidable) Secret of Roan Inish
    familiar s Super Reviewer
  • Sep 25, 2012
    Very cute. It doesn't need to be grand to be effective.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 27, 2011
    Great children's movie. Great Irish folklore too.
    Sean G Super Reviewer
  • Dec 11, 2009
    A beautiful tale makes you want to believe in Magic.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer

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