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 is a co-founder and creative director of Cartoon Saloon, animation studio in Ireland. Over the company’s history, Tomm has worked as director, art director, storyboarder, animator and illustrator on a range of projects from commercials to service work for feature films and TV series, as well as a number of short films projects. Tomm has directed 2 universally successful feature films. Both were nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Award® The Secret of Kells in 2010 and the spiritual follow-up, Song of the Sea in 2015. Tomm also co-directed (with Ross Stewart) the “On Love” segment for The Prophet (2014), a feature animation produced by Salma Hayek based on one of the best-selling books of all time. Tomm Moore received the Directors Guild of Ireland and America’s Finders Series Award in 2008 and European Director of the year at Cartoon Movie in 2009.