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Available on DVD November 6th

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‘Song of the Sea’, ‘Noble’ and ‘In a House that Ceased to Be’

Friday, November 6th sees the release of three Irish films on DVD – the Academy Award®-nominated Song of the Sea, the feature film Noble and the feature documentary Christina Noble: In a House that Ceased to Be.

Song of the Sea is the second feature film from Tomm Moore. It tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. Earlier this year, Song of the Sea earned Moore and Cartoon Saloon their second Academy Award® nomination after The Secret of Kells in 2010. The film features the voices of David Rawle (Moone Boy), Brendan Gleeson (The Guard), Fionnula Flanagan (The Others), Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt (Calvary) and Jon Kenny (D’Unbelievables), as well as music from Bruno Coulais and Kíla.

Feature film Noble was written and directed by Stephen Bradley and stars Deirdre O’Kane in the true story of Irish humanitarian Christina Noble, with Sarah Greene and Gloria Cramer Curtis playing Noble at earlier stages of her life. The film portrays Noble overcoming her oppressed and impoverished childhood in 1950’s Dublin. In 1989 she flies out to Ho Chi Minh City and with nothing but a few dollars, a dream and her hard won courage, she manages to change the lives of hundreds of thousands of people forever. Through her determination, she proves that it only takes one person to make a difference. Both Noble and Greene won IFTA awards for their portrayals of Noble at different stages of her life. The film also stars Liam Cunningham, Ruth Negga and Brendan Coyle.

The documentary Christina Noble: In a House That Ceased To Be follows the Irish humanitarian and children’s rights activist, whose unwavering commitment and selfless efforts have seen her better the lives of countless children since 1989. Her drive stems from a childhood in Ireland fraught with poverty, loss and institutional abuse. Despite achieving so much in the face of adversity, Christina remains scarred by the memory of the children she was unable to save, her own brother and two sisters, who she was separated from at a very young age. This powerful documentary was the winner of the George Morrison Feature Documentary award at this year’s IFTA awards