Keswick Film Festival

Saturday 27th February 11:00 AM - Alhambra

The Secret of Kells

Director: Tomm Moore/Norah Twomey, Country: France/Belgium/Ireland
Cert: PG Year: 2009 Length: 75 mins
2010 Festival
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.


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.
Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film