The Secret of Kells

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Animation, Family
Running Time:  75 min.
Release Date: February 26, 2010 (limited)
DVD: October 5, 2010

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Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Michael McGrath, Evan McGuire, Mick Lally, Christen Mooney, Liam Hourican


Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.

To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan's determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?

Director: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey
Studio: GKIDS Films
Producer(s): Didier Brunner, Paul Young, Viviane Vanfleteren, Tomm Moore
Screenplay: Fabrice Ziolkowski
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