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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Evan McGuire
Brendan Gleeson
Mick Lally
Christen Mooney
Directors
Tomm Moore
Nora Twomey
Screenwriters
Fabrice Ziolkowski
Running Time
79 minutes

The Secret Of Kells
Bejesus, Begorah, it’s an Irish animated belter


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The Secret Of Kells

Plot
Brendan (McGuire) is a young acolyte at an Irish monastery in medieval times. Under the threat of Viking raids, the Abbot (Gleeson) is preoccupied with building a wall to safeguard the Abbey – but Brendan is more interested in the illuminated manuscript that Brother Aidan (Lally) is creating, and goes in search of supplies for the Book in the dangerous forest beyond the walls.


Verdict
Unlike anything else you’ve seen, and very much worth seeking out, this is a unique and beautiful creation.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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