Keswick Film Club - The Secret of Kells

Saturday 27th February 11:00 AM

The Secret of Kells 

Director: Tomm Moore/Norah Twomey, Country: France/Belgium/Ireland
Cert: PG Year: 2009 Length: 75 mins
The Secret of Kells

Audience Reaction

Score: 75% Attendance: 133



Twelve-year-old Brendan is a child in a medieval abbey. He's fascinated by illuminated manuscripts and once he's met Aidan the illustrator, at work on the Book of Iona, embarks on a quest for the magical material for the inks. This well-crafted retro animation, with atmospheric music, has won a number of prizes including the Audience award at the 2009 Edinburgh Film Festival.


open_quote A visual feast. Using the illuminated manuscripts of the Book of Kells and a host of other Celtic imagery as its inspiration, the result is an intricate and delicate - mostly hand-drawn entertaining and accomplished debut. close_quote Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film

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