The Secret of Kells

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"Turn the darkness into light"
  • NR
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 15 min
  • 7.6  (32,874)
  • 81

The Secret of Kells is a fictional interpretation of the history behind the famous Book of Kells. Brendan, a young apprentice scribe, lives under the shadow of his strict uncle, Abbot Cellach, and is forbidden from leaving the abbey walls. He befriends a visiting master illuminator named Aidan, who is working on the beautiful but unfinished Book of Iona. When Aidan asks him to gather gall nuts to create ink, Brendan chooses to disobey his uncle and ventures out into the surrounding forest. There he meets a spirit named Aisling, and the two quickly become friends. Brendan soon learns that Aidan cannot finish the Book of Iona; he has lost the Eye of Collum-Cille, a magical magnifying glass that once belonged to a Celtic deity. Despite the impending threat of a Viking attack, Brendan is determined to find the deity's other eye so that the book can be completed. Together with the help of Pangur Ban, the illuminator's cat, Brendan and Aisling travel into the forest to face the unknown.

The Secret of Kells
The Secret Of Kells: This Is My Forest
The Secret Of Kells: This Is My Forest

Clip - 1 min 41 sec

The Secret Of Kells
The Secret Of Kells

Trailer - 1 min 55 sec

The Secret Of Kells: Barbarians Attack
The Secret Of Kells: Barbarians Attack

Clip - 1 min 4 sec

The Secret Of Kells: Giant Snake
The Secret Of Kells: Giant Snake

Clip - 1 min 45 sec

The Secret Of Kells: Pengerbom
The Secret Of Kells: Pengerbom

Clip - 2 min 31 sec

Description
The Secret of Kells is a fictional interpretation of the history behind the famous Book of Kells. Brendan, a young apprentice scribe, lives under the shadow of his strict uncle, Abbot Cellach, and is forbidden from leaving the abbey walls. He befriends a visiting master illuminator named Aidan, who is working on the beautiful but unfinished Book of Iona. When Aidan asks him to gather gall nuts to create ink, Brendan chooses to disobey his uncle and ventures out into the surrounding forest. There he meets a spirit named Aisling, and the two quickly become friends.

Brendan soon learns that Aidan cannot finish the Book of Iona; he has lost the Eye of Collum-Cille, a magical magnifying glass that once belonged to a Celtic deity. Despite the impending threat of a Viking attack, Brendan is determined to find the deity's other eye so that the book can be completed. Together with the help of Pangur Ban, the illuminator's cat, Brendan and Aisling travel into the forest to face the unknown.

The Secret of Kells is a 2009 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 15 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6 and a MetaScore of 81.

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The Secret of Kells is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent The Secret of Kells for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2009
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 15 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (32,874)
  • Metascore
    81