The Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript containing the four Gospels of the New Testament. It was created by Celtic monks around 800 A.D. The Oscar nominated movie The Secret of the Kells is available today on DVD.
Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But 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?
Actors: Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney
Directors: Tomm Moore
Number of discs: 1
Studio: New Video Group
Run Time: 75 minutes