WHO’S IN IT?

David Rawle (Moone Boy), Brendan Gleeson (Calvary), Fionnula Flanagan (The Guard), Lisa Hannigan (film debut), Lucy O’Connell (film debut), Jon Kenny (Father Ted), Pat Shortt (Calvary), Colm Ó Snodaigh (film debut), Liam Hourican (The Secret of Kells), Kevin Swierszcz (film debut)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells), director, producer; Will Collins (My Brothers), writer; Claus Toksvig Kjaer (film debut) and Paul Young (The Secret of Kells), producers; Bruno Coulais (Coraline), composer; Darragh Byrne (film debut), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

A little girl named Saoirse (O’Connell) is the last of the selkies, a group of women from Irish and Scottish legends that can transform from seals into people. She, along with her older brother Ben (Rawle), set out on a journey that takes them to the sea, where they must find and free other magical beings that are trapped in the modern word…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

From the vibrant and artistically gifted creators of the Oscar-nominated The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea – itself an Oscar nominee for Best Animated Film – is a wonderful children’s fantasy with the beautiful animation making it an essential viewing for all children.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 10TH JULY 2015