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Element Pictures, the Irish distributors of Cartoon Saloon’s award-winning Song of the Sea, has released a beautiful new poster for the animated Irish tale. The UK distributors, StudioCanal have also released a new trailer for the film.

Directed by Tomm Moore, the IFTA award-winning, and Oscar nominated film follows Ben and his little sister Saoirse, the last selkie, who can transform from seals to people, and her journey to the sea, to find her voice and sing the “Song of the Sea” to save all of fairy kind from being lost forever.

An all-star voice cast features in the film, including Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt, and Jon Kenny. The score comes from The Secret of Kells collaborators Bruno Coulais and the Irish band Kila.

Song of the Sea premieres at the Galway Film Fleadh on July 9th, before Element Pictures release the film nationwide on July 10th. The film will also premiere in Irish at Films at Fitzy’s, presented by the Cork Film Festival.

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