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 creature (Alicja Bachleda) in his nets. His daughter Annie (Alison Barry) 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.
The wheelchair-bound little girl lives with her hard-drinking mother (Dervla Kirwa) and the mother's Scots boyfriend, and Syracuse comes by three times a week to take her to dialysis.
The film was shot in Ireland in 2008 but is only just getting a general release.
Alison Barry is eleven years old and lives in County Cork, Ireland. Her interests are drama, dance, music, gymnastics and football. She attends the Marisa Fragolini School of Dance in Cork. ONDINE is her first film.