Brendan and the Secret of Kells / The Secret of Kells
Tomm MooreFrance, Ireland, Belgium / 2009 / 75' 0''
Europa Cinema, 09:59 h
Europa Cinema, 18:30 h
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol, Hall 3, 19:00 h
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. The Book of Kells is one of the masterpieces of European art and this story, a blend of fantasy and legend, tells of its creation.
Tomm Moore was born in Newry, Northern Ireland, and studied animation at Ballyfermot College in Dublin. He co-founded the animation studio Cartoon Saloon and has written, produced, animated and directed short films and commercials. He directed the animated feature The Secret of Kells, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Song of the Sea is his second feature, and he also directed a short film portion of Kahlil Gibran’s the Prophet.