Director Neil Jordan returns to his roots with Ondine, a distinctly Irish romantic fantasy starring Colin Farrell as a hard-luck fisherman and recovering alcoholic trying to make ends meet for his sick daughter Annie (Alison Barry). One day He catches a mysterious woman in his net, who Annie believes is a mythical mermaid sent to rescue them. Ondine's (Alicja Bachleda) arrival signals a change of fortune for Syracuse and Annie. Their long despair turns to happiness, but it may be short-lived as mysterious men descend on their village searching for the lost woman. We recently sat down with actors Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda, as well as director Neil Jordan to find out more about the film. To watch our exclusive video interviews, click on the clip below:

Ondine is the enchanting story of Syracuse ( Colin Farrell), a lonely fisherman who one day pulls a beautiful woman named Ondine (Alicja Bachleda) out of the sea in his nets. His young daughter Annie is convinced that she is a "selkie" -a creature from Irish folklore much like a mermaid. Syracuse has his doubts, but as Ondine brings some luck and joy to his otherwise downcast life, he starts to come around as well. Ondine deftly blends romance and fantasy with the realism of modern life in an Irish seaside town

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