First Look: Colin Farrell in Neil Jordan's New Film Ondine
by Alex Billington
August 11, 2009
I know that not everyone is the biggest fan of Colin Farrell, but I think he redeemed himself a bit with In Bruges last year. Farrell next stars in a few upcoming films, including in Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus as well as Danis Tanovic's Triage. He also stars in Neil Jordan's Ondine, described as a "lyrical modern fairy tale" about an Irish fisherman who finds what he believes to be a mermaid in his net one day. A few brand new photos from the film appeared in my email today and they're worth checking out, even if you don't like Colin Farrell much, as they feature a beautiful Polish actress named Alicja Bachleda.
Written and directed by Neil Jordan (of The Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire, The Brave One), Ondine is a lyrical modern fairy tale that tells the story of Syracuse (Colin Farrell), an Irish fisherman whose life is transformed when he catches a beautiful and mysterious woman (Alicja Bachleda) in his nets. His daughter Annie comes to believe that the woman is a magical creature, while Syracuse falls helplessly in love. However, like all fairy tales, enchantment and darkness go hand in hand. A story of love, hope and the unwavering belief in the impossible. This film will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September.