Ondine (12A)

SYRACUSE, a simple fisherman, catches a beautiful and mysterious woman in his trawler s nets. The woman seems to be dead, but then she comes alive before his eyes and he thinks he may be seeing things. With the help of his ailing, yet irrepressible daugh

SYRACUSE, a simple fisherman, catches a beautiful and mysterious woman in his trawler's nets.

The woman seems to be dead, but then she comes alive before his eyes and he thinks he may be seeing things.

With the help of his ailing, yet irrepressible daughter, Annie, he comes to believe that the fantastical might be possible and that the woman, Ondine, might be a myth come true.

They fall passionately in love, but then the real world intervenes.

Colin Farrell and Stephen Rea star in Neil Jordan's fantasy, ONDINE (12A), with Polish actress Alicja Bachleda in the title role.

The film is set in Ireland and for Jordan (Mona Lisa, The Crying Game, Breakfast on Pluto), it is a break from big budget studio productions. He says: "Sometimes circumstances force you to strip down your aesthetic to the bones and reinvent yourself. Sometimes large is great, sometimes small is even better.

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