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The Secret of Kells

The Secret of Kells
  • 2009
  • Ireland/France/Belgium
  • 78 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nora Twomey
  • Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney, Mick Lally
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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).

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The Secret of Kells

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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The Secret of Kells

17 Sep 20103 stars

(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…

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