A Shine of Rainbows

Saturday, April 17 - Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sumptuous location shots of Ireland’s lush and rugged coast and lilting Celtic soundtrack evoke enchantment in this story about the power of love to create miracles. Tomas has been living a solitary life in a drab orphanage, friendless and alone. Then one day, a joyous burst of color comes into his world: his new mother Maire, whose smile and spirit light up the darkest room. Before he knows it, Tomas is on a boat, sailing to wind-swept Corrie Island off the coast of Ireland. There amongst the craggy cliffs and foamy, crashing waves, his mother introduces him to the little joys in life – splashing in puddles and playing with the seal pups who dot the rocky beaches – and she also shares with him the mysterious secrets of their island. The only sour note in this happy new life is his brooding father Alec, who views Tomas as a daydreaming weakling unfit for island living. But when tragedy strikes, Tomas and Alec are forced to confront one another, and Tomas embarks on a perilous journey where he will need to call on all of Maire’s gifts to triumph. Starring Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall) and Connie Nielsen (Gladiator).

  • Country Ireland/Canada
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2009
  • Running Time 101 minutes
  • Director Vic Sarin

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