A feast for the senses, if not for the pulse

For Neil Jordan’s first original screenplay in a decade, he returns to Ireland for a gentle, unassuming fable about family, faith and love.

6th March, 2010

For Neil Jordan’s first original screenplay in a decade, he returns to Ireland for a gentle, unassuming fable about family, faith and love. The lyrical title of Ondine derives from German folklorist Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué’s 1811 novella Undine, where a water nymph bewitches a Saxon knight.

The story has formed the basis for dozens of films, including another beautifully photographed Irish set fairytale, The Secret of Roan Inish, which...

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