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BRENDAN AND THE SECRET OF KELLS

Ireland / France / Belgium, 2009 (MIFF 2009, Next Gen)

Director: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey

“Visually ravishing and doused in Celtic magic.” - Screen International

Brought to life through vivid hand-drawn animation, Brendan and the Secret of Kells takes its inspiration from one of the world's most beautiful illuminated manuscripts, The Book of Kells.

Charged with undertaking a secret quest, 12-year-old Brendan ventures beyond his familiar cloister walls and into the depths of an enchanted forest.

Seeking high and low for the mystical crystal needed to complete the fabled Book of Kells, Brendan faces many fearsome obstacles (including a Serpent God and rampaging Viking hordes), and - as with all good quests - discovers the true extent of his own hidden talents.

MIFF Recommends: Age 8+. Mild frightening scenes.

D Tomm Moore P Didier Brunner, Viviane Vanfleteren, Paul Young S Tomm Moore, Fabrice Ziolkowski WS Celluloid Dreams TD digibeta/2009

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