The Secret of Kells (2010)
Sunday, March 17, 2024
Directed by Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey
With Evan McGuire, Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally
Not Rated, 75 minutes, DCP
In English and Irish with English subtitles
Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. A new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands, 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?
Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.