“A Shine of Rainbows,” a 2009 Canadian-Irish film directed by Vic Sarin, will be screened Friday, Dec. 7, as part of the International Film Series.
The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m.
There is no charge, but donations are accepted with gratitude to help cover the cost of DVD rental, facilities use and refreshments.
This film follows the joyful Maire O’Donnell (Connie Nielsen) as she adopts young Tomas (John Bell) from an orphanage and brings him to her home on Corrie Island, off the west coast of Ireland. Her husband Alec (Aidan Quinn) doesn’t take to the timid boy and Tomas wonders why Alec is so reluctant to get to know him.
Maire teaches him the local lore about seals, to enjoy the outdoors and confidence to deal with difficult situations. He takes care of a stranded seal pup and makes friends with Seamus (Jack Gleeson) and Nancy (Tara Scully).