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The Secret of Kells (2009)The Secret of Kells (2009)

The Secret of Kells (2009)

Animation, Family, Fantasy

best
THE VERY BEST

8.1

movie

Belgium, France

English

Romantic

2009

Female director, Nora Twomey

Brendan Gleeson, Christen Mooney, Evan McGuire

75 min

Synopsis

Adventure awaits 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden's book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that will take him beyond the abbey walls and into the enchanted forest where dangerous mythical creatures hide. Will Brendan succeed in his quest?

Our Take

8.1
Erasmus Faun

A Franco-Gaelic animated film nominated for an Academy Award, the Secret of Kells certainly isn’t your average Disney fare. Set in 8th century Ireland, it is beautifully animated, taking cues from ancient illuminated manuscripts and Gaelic folk art. Featuring a plot heavily inspired by Irish mythology, it tells the story of the Viking invasion of Ireland and the creation of the Book of Kells, an Irish national treasure. The world of the film pulses with the lush greenery of the island, populated by fairies, giants, magic and mystery.

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