"The Secret of Roan Inish" (1994) With the Academy Awards approaching, here are some films that can take you away, while you remain cozy in your living room. The first of several films that can transport you to faraway lands is "The Secret of Roan Inish": It's magical realism, Irish style. Enter a rocky, mist-shrouded coastal world where boats are tarred, the sea is as important as any character, peat from a bog is used for heat, birds soar, seals swim, houses are thatched, and a young girl uncovers the secret of the Island of Seals. A refreshment you might enjoy with this film: a nice, warm, savory Irish stew. Susan Lynch and Gerard Rooney, at left.
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