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Die Melodie des Meeres (Song of the Sea)

“… Remember me in your stories, and your songs. Know that I will always love you.” As a wee lad, his mother’s softly sung songs and magical stories enriched his life, but that was six years past. Stuck minding his silent sister Saoirse (Lucy O’Connell), Ben (David Rawle) barely notices her wading into the sea – thank goodness for Cú, their sheepdog. Because their loving father (Brendan Gleeson) is so despondent he struggles just to maintain the lighthouse. Granny (Fionnula Flanagan) arrives, they celebrate Saoirse’s birthday, and afterward Connor heads to the mainland, Granny to bed. Ben scares Saoirse telling a mischievous tale about the giant Mac Lir and the Owl Witch, whereby Saoirse plays the shell awaking her Selkie-self. With the outcome that on Halloween, killjoy Granny drags them, sans Cú, to the city. Whence, Faerie creatures and Macha, due to Saoirse’s melody, are alerted of her presence. The Owl Witch’s determination is awesome. Encounters with Faeries’ and the Great Seanachai (Jon Kenny) prepare Ben for the truth that Bronach (Hannigan) shows him. With great panache, the undeterred Ben chooses a course guided by love.

Long, lyrical tales are intrinsic to Irish, Scottish and Celtic traditions, history, and storytelling. Tomm Moore obviously listened well to childhood stories. With William Collins’ wonderful screenplay based on Moore’s idea, Moore’s second feature – both Oscar® nominated – is an example of quintessence animated storytelling. The voice actors are masterful. Kilkenny, Ireland-based Cartoon Saloon’s traditional animation has profundity, and magical, mesmerizing qualities. Bruno Coulais’s spellbinding music stylishly fuses all. Make your holidays memorable by seeing this enchanting film; its timelessness is surely entwined in the fathomless splendors of love. (Marinell Haegelin)

 

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Auf der Suche nach Oum Kulthum (Looking for Oum Kulthum) (2017)

Baby Driver (2017)

Beuys (2017)

Black Panther (2018)

Call Me by Your Name (2017)

Chavela (2017)

Coco - Lebendiger als das Leben (Coco) (2017)

Der Seidene Faden (Phantom Thread) (2017)

Die andere Seite der Hoffnung (The Other Side of Hope, Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017)

Die Frau, die vorausgeht (Woman Walks Ahead) (2017)

Die Reise Der Pinguine 2 (March of the Penguins, L'empereur) (2017)

Die Unsichtbaren – Wir Wollen Leben (The Invisibles) (2017)

Die Verlegerin (The Post) (2017)

Discreet (2017)

Exodus (Exodus Where I Come from Is Disappearing) (2017)

Feinde – Hostiles (Hostiles) (2017)

Foxtrot (2017)

Genauso anders wie ich (Same Kind of Different as Me) (2017)

Gregs Tagebuch – Böse Falle! (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The long Haul) (2017)

Hereditary - Das Vermächtnis (Hereditary) (2018)

Immer noch eine unbequeme Wahrheit: Unsere Zeit läuft (An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power) (2017)

Isle of Dogs - Ataris Reise (Isle of Dogs) (2018)

Isle of Dogs - Ataris Reise (Isle of Dogs) (2018)

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

Lady Bird (2017)

Love, Cecil (2017)

Max - Agent auf vier Pfoten (Max 2 - White House Hero) (2017)

Maze Runner: Die Auswerwählten in der Todeszone (Maze Runner: The Death Cure) (2018)

Midnight Sun (2018)

Molly's Game: Alles auf eine Karte (Molly's Game) (2017)

Operation: 12 Strong (12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers) (2018)

Paddington 2 (2017)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazars Rache (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) (2017)

Playing God (2018)

Red Sparrow (2018)

Red Sparrow (2018)

Shape of Water - Das Flüstern des Wassers (The Shape of Water) (2017)

The Big Sick (2017)

The Rider (2017)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Tiger Girl (2017)

Tulpenfieber (Tulip Fever) (2017)

What Happened to Monday? (Seven Sisters) (2017)

Wind River (2017)

Wunder (Wonder) (2017)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Battle of the Sexes - Gegen jede Regel (Battle of the Sexes) (2017)

Black Panther (2018)

Das Etruskische Lächeln (The Etruscan Smile) (2018)

Die Dunkelste Stunde (Darkest Hour) (2017)

Die Schlümpfe - Das verlorenen Dorf (The Smurfs - The Lost Village) (2017)

Eleanor & Colette (55 Steps) (2017)

Es (It) (2017)

Greatest Showman (The Greatest Showman) (2017)

Life, Animated (2017)

Logan Lucky (2017)

Loveless (Nelyubov) (2017)

Loving Vincent (2017)

No Way Out – Gegen Die Flammen (Only the Brave) (2017)

Planet der Affen: Survival (War for the Planet of the Apes) (2017)

Schloss aus Glas (The Glass Castle) (2017)

Sicario 2: Soldado (Sicario: Day of the Soldado) (2018)

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Star Wars: Die letzten Jedi (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) (2017)

The Commuter (2018)

The Death of Stalin (2017)

The Limehouse Golem - Das Monster von Londen (The Limehouse Golem) (2017)

The Rider (2017)

Unsere Erde 2 (Earth: One Amazing Day) (2017)

Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017)

Wonder Woman (2017)

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