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TIFF 2014: 'Song of the Sea' will make waves in Oscar animation race
TIFF 2014: 'Song of the Sea' will make waves in Oscar animation race

Slam-dunk best picture Oscar contenders have been in short supply at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, but one premiere here does look like a strong contender on the animation side. "Song of the Sea," Tomm Moore's lovely follow-up to 2009's Oscar-nominated "The Secret of Kells," is, like its predecessor, rooted in Irish folklore and haunted by the idea that the country's storytelling traditions will soon be forgotten. The hand-drawn animated film tells the story of 10-year-old Ben and his younger sister Saoirse, a Selkie, a being who lives as a seal in the sea and a human on land. Sent to live with their grandmother after their...

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