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The Secret of Kells

By Tomm Moore & Nora Twomey
Sunday 09.10.22
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Tomm Moore is an Irish illustrator, cartoonist and filmmaker and one of the founders of the animation studio Cartoon Saloon. He has directed three full-length animated films, including Wolf Walkers in 2020, all of which are almost entirely made with hand-drawn animation techniques.

About the film

Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from the isle of Iona carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.

To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan's determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?

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