The Secret of Kells
- Ireland / France / Belgium
- 1h 18min
- Directed by: Nora Twomey
- Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney, Mick Lally
- Website: www.kellsmovie.com
Luscious and old-fashioned independent 2D animation inspired by Irish medieval manuscript The Book of Kells telling the story of Brendan (McGuire), a young monk whose remote community lives under threat of Viking invasion and his dangerous mission to the dark forest where he befriends amiable sprite Aisling (Mooney).
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.
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Reviews & features
The Secret of Kells17 Sep 2010
(PG) 78min Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey’s luscious animated film takes inspiration from The Book of Kells, a key work in Irish medieval history. But rather than the three-dimensional style currently favoured by Pixar and DreamWorks, Moore and Twomey offer…
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