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The Secret of Roan Inish

1993 Rated PG 1hr 42m

When 10-year-old Fiona (Jeni Courtney) learns how her ancestors came to leave the island of the seals, Roan Inish, she discovers there may be magic afoot in her family tree, in writer-director John Sayles' (Limbo, Lone Star) fable for all ages. This Celtic fairy tale -- about folkloric, aquatic creatures that are half human and half seal -- includes breathtaking images of Ireland's coastline and full commentary by Sayles.

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Movie Details

1996 Independent Spirit Awards®
  • Best Director nominee: John Sayles
  • Best Feature nominee
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1


Spanish (Neutral), English

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Color; region 1; interactive menus; scene access; enhanced for 16x9 TVs, audio commentary , cast and crew information , trailer(s); close captioned