Ondine is a 2009 Irish romantic drama film written and directed by Neil Jordan and starring Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda. The film was shot on location in Castletownbere, and it touches upon the possible existence of the mythological selkie bringing hope and love to humans they so much want to become.
The film had its North American premiere as part of the Toronto International Film Festival on 14 September 2009 in Toronto and European premiere as part of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival on 18 February 2010 in Dublin.
Michael O'Sullivan of The Washington Post described the film, "...like a gorgeous contemporary fairy tale..." Noting the film's "spare, dreamlike quality", Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times, had praise for director of photography Christopher Doyle. "Jordan uses the push and pull between real life and legend to explore ideas of social ills, retribution, justice, family bonds and miracles in an age in which it seems there are none."