Irish Film Institute -The Secret of Kells

The Secret of Kells

Director: Tomm Moore

Belgium/Ireland/France, Animation, 2009, 75 Mins

This is a wonderful animation from Kilkenny’s Cartoon Saloon in which adventure, action and danger greet 12-year-old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells.

Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that will take him for the first time ever beyond the abbey’s walls into the enchanted forest where dangerous mythical creatures hide. With the terrifying Viking Hordes closing in, will Brendan succeed in his quest to illuminate the darkness and prove that enlightenment is the best fortifi ation against barbarians?

Director and co-founder of Cartoon Saloon Tomm Moore will attend the screening

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