Critic's Pick

'Song of the Sea' by director Tomm Moore is a wonder to behold

Kenneth Turan
Contact ReporterLos Angeles Times Film Critic
@KennethTuran critic's pick: 'Song of the Sea'

When it comes to films that demand to be experienced on the big screen, "Song of the Sea," the latest by "The Secret of Kells" director Tomm Moore, tops the list.

Simply put, this film is a wonder to behold. It's a stunning example of hand-drawn animation, and its story of a brother and sister on an adventure is steeped in Irish myth, folklore and legend. The gorgeous watercolor backgrounds so adroitly mix the magical and the everyday that to watch it is to be wholly immersed in an enchanted world. And it's got a spectacular soundtrack that employs the Irish band Kila.

See it Thursday night on the enormous screen at the Nuart in West Los Angeles, or see it when it moves over to the nearby Landmark on Friday, but see it you must.

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