This enchanting adventure story about a pair of poor Irish lads and their possibly magical horse is a vivid reminder that there is more to kid film culture than animated toys, chop-socky amphibians, and Macauley Culkin vehicles.
Grandfather (David Kelly) finds a beautiful wild white mare on a windswept Irish beach and leads her to town, where his son-in-law, Papa Reilly (Gabriel Byrne), barely supports his two young boys, Tito (Ruaidhri Conroy) and Ossie (Ciaran Fitzgerald). Reilly once roamed the land as a "traveler",
an Irish gypsy, with his wife Mary and a band of kindred souls, but left the road after his wife died giving birth to Ossie. Grandfather gives ...