Connect with us

Retro IONCINEMA.com

TIFF Picks 09: Neil Jordon’s Ondine

I can’t say that I was itching to see this fantasy fish tale, Neil Jordan is a hit and miss director in my books, but then I learned who the cinematographer was. I look forward in seeing how Christopher Doyle and Neil Jordan partnership will work with all things Irish.

#29. ONDINE

Director: Neil Jordan
Cast: Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Stephen Rea, Alison Barry
Distributor: Paramount Vantage is selling the world rights

Buzz: I can’t say that I was itching to see this fantasy fish tale, Neil Jordan is a hit and miss director in my books, but then I learned who the cinematographer was. I look forward in seeing how Christopher Doyle and Neil Jordan partnership will work with all things Irish. 

The Gist: Scripted by Jordan, this tells the story of a fisherman (Farrell) in southwest Ireland who hauls up a live girl (Bachleda) in his nets. Ondine is a mythological sea nymph, and theories about the girl’s origins blossom as she transforms the lives of the fisherman and local townsfolk.

TIFF Schedule: Click here for screen times

 
Continue Reading
Advertisement
You may also like...

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

Click to comment

More in Retro IONCINEMA.com

To Top