Family Gala / UK premiere

The Secret of Kells

  • Tomm Moore /
  • Ireland, France, Belgium /
  • 2009 /
  • 75 mins

Brendan Gleeson (voice) / Animation / English

A bewitching animated fairytale for children and adults alike.

This vibrant animation is a spirited retelling of the provenance of Ireland’s most cherished artefact, the Book of Kells. With the Viking hordes approaching, the monks of Kells are forced to turn their attention from transcribing manuscripts to building barricades. The future of the precious book is in jeopardy, and it falls to Brendan, young nephew of the Abbot Cellach, to save the day.

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