The Secret of Kells

Director(s): Tomm Moore
Country: Belgium, France, Ireland
Language: In English
Animation | 2009 | 75 min
Genre: Drama, Historical
Recommended for ages 8+ (Parental Guidance: Brief situations of violence and tension.)

Magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes in this sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. To complete a magical illuminated manuscript, young Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest through an enchanted forest beset by barbarians. Will his determination and artistic vision conquer darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?

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Academy Awards 2010, Nominee, Best Animated Feature Film; Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2009, Audience Award/Feature; Boulder International Film Festival 2010, BIFF Award for Best Animated Film; Directors Finders Series, Ireland 2008, Directors Finders Award; Dublin International Film Festival 2009 Audience Award/ Best Irish Film; Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009, Audience Award; Irish Film and Television Awards 2010, IFTA Award/Best Animation; Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films 2009, Special Recognition.

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