The Secret of Roan Inish
10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother was washed out to sea and never seen again, so when Fiona spies a naked little boy on the abandoned Isle of Roan Inish, she is compelled to investigate..
A very family-friendly tale of myths, magic and small places of yesteryear
The Secret of Roan Inish could have been truly spectacular, but there's no denying the family friendly take keep it from gaining the heightened states it could have reached.
With subject and restrictions at hand, Sayles still manages to flesh out an interesting little tale that is very well suited to experience along the younger ones in the family.
Not my favorite John Sayles' film but it is bursting full of magic and myth.