Neil Jordan’s latest venture starring Colin Farrell premiered recently at the opening night of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Both Jordan and Farrell attended the event which took place in the Savoy cinema in Dublin. The film is receiving praise from critics and to cement that praise Farrell picked up the Best Actor Award at the Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) over the weekend.
Ondine is a lyrical modern fairy tale that tells the story of Syracuse (Colin Farrell), an Irish fisherman whose life is transformed when he catches a beautiful and mysterious woman (Alicja Bachleda) in his nets. His daughter Annie (Alison Barry) comes to believe that the woman is a magical creature, while Syracuse falls helplessly in love. However, like all fairy tales, enchantment and darkness go hand in hand. Written and directed by Neil Jordan -and shot against the Irish coast’s magical backdrop by cinematographer Christopher Doyle.
Here’s the trailer: