The Secret of Kells

France, Belgium, Ireland, 2009

Directors: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey; screenplay: Tomm Moore, Fabrice Ziolkowski; editing: Fabienne Alvarez-Giro; art director: Ross Stewart; music: Bruno Coulais, Kila; producers: Didier Brunner, Paul Young, Viviane Van Felteren; production companies: Cartoon Saloon, Les Amateurs, Vivi Fim, France 2 Cinéma; duration: 75’

Voices: Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Ewan McGuire, Christen Mooney


Twelve hundred years ago an orphan named Brendan met Brother Aidan, the keeper of an extraordinary, but unfinished, book of illuminations. Aidan sets Brendan a great task, to complete the Book of Kells, which sees him called to a new life of creativity and imagination where adventure, danger and action await him.  With the threat of invading Vikings all around and the help of Aisling, a mysterious young girl, Brendan faces his deepest fears to complete the task.