Secret of Kells, The (Brendan et le secret de Kells)

A singular and sensational animated work.
-Todd Gilchrist, Cinematical
Hearkens back to animation's golden age.
-Rotten Tomatoes
NYT Critics Pick ...extraordinary...so gorgeously and intricately drawn.
-A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Refreshingly different precisely because its look is so profoundly retro
-Leslie Felperin, Variety
'Secret of Kells' comes to life with bright, imaginative spirit. Hand-drawn animated film from Ireland was an Oscar nominee, and it's clear to see why.
-Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times

Synopsis

Twelve-year-old Brendan lives a sheltered life in the Abbey of Kells, a remote medieval outpost under constant threat of invasion from terrifying Viking hordes. But an exciting new chapter of action, adventure and danger awaits him when a master illuminator arrives with the legendary Book of Kells, a powerful but unfinished artifact capable of vanquishing the forces of darkness. With the hordes drawing closer by the second, Brendan must embark on an epic quest throughout the enchanted forest to defeat a giant serpent god and complete the book…before it's too late.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: English
Genre: World Cinema
Running Time: 75 min.
Year: 2009

CREDITS

CAST
Brendan Gleeson
Evan McGuire
Mick Lally
DIRECTED BY
Nora Twomey, Tomm Moore

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PHOTOS

A scene from The Secret of Kells. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
Concept sketches from The Secret of Kells. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
A scene from The Secret of Kells. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
Concept sketches from The Secret of Kells. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
A scene from The Secret of Kells. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
Concept sketches from The Secret of Kells. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
A scene from The Secret of Kells. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
Concept sketches from The Secret of Kells. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
A scene from The Secret of Kells. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
Director Tomm Moore. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
A scene from The Secret of Kells. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
A scene from The Secret of Kells. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
A scene from The Secret of Kells. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
A scene from The Secret of Kells. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
A scene from The Secret of Kells. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
A scene from The Secret of Kells. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
A scene from The Secret of Kells. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media
Concept sketches from The Secret of Kells. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media