By Eva Medoff, June 14th, 2010
Fairy tales aren’t just for children. Or at least, that’s what director Neil Jordan wants us to believe with his new film, Ondine. Starring the brilliant Colin Farrell and his real-life love Alicja Bachleda, Ondine tells the story of a down-on-his-luck fisherman who pulls a woman from the water in his net. She might be an almost-victim of drowning, or she might be a selkie: the Irish version of a mermaid, who takes the form of a seal underwater and a woman on land. Amidst a backdrop of ocean, sky and land so similar in color it’s hard to tell the difference, not only does this possibility seem plausible, but likely.