le 9 novembre 2015
The story takes place in post WWII where people's way of life change. Fiona (Jeni Courtney) a 10 year old Irish girl, who recently lost her mother, goes to live with her grandparents for a better way of life. There she hears many tales of the history of her family and her missing brother.
John Sayles wrote the screenplay. The story is based on a children's book by Rosalie K. Fry. They try to stick to the simplistic telling of a child's story, yet do have to do a little manipulating and adding extra characters to make the story work on film.
There is no CGI; however there are trained sea lions and Animatronics. There are great visuals and excellent back ground music that does not overwhelm the dialog.
Be sure to get the DVD with the voice over commentary as it adds greatly to the experience.
If you happen to be a tad older than the target audience you may also appreciate " The Edge of the World" (1937) written and directed by Michael Powell.