The Secret of Kells (2009)

[Last Anilogue movie for me this year.]

The Secret of Kells is Tomm Moore‘s oscar-nominated animated movie, starring the voices of Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney, Mick Lally and Brendan Gleeson.

Brendan (Evan McGuire) lives in a small village in medieval Ireland, where he helps his uncle Abbott Cellach (Brendan Gleeson) build fortifications to keep the Vikings at bay. But when the famous illustrator Aiden (Mick Lally) turns up with his cat and a very important book, Brendan discovers not only the wonders of the woods outside the village walls, but also his talents as an illustrator himself.

The Secret of Kells is magical. The main attraction are certainly the visuals and they are absolutely wonderful. So perfect, in fact that I didn’t even mind the religiousness of it all (which is generally rather unobtrusive but you can’t deny it’s there).

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