Brendan and the Secret of Kells

Brendan and the Secret of Kells

Brendan and the Secret of Kells

Brendan and the Secret of Kells is a lovely animated film, telling the story of Kells Abbey and its famous book of illumination, now on display at Trinity College. A fascinating story, carried away by drawings of rare quality! A must see, for the whole family!

Summary of Brendan and the Secret of Kells

An abbey threatened by Viking invasions

The story takes place in Ireland, in the 9th century. Brendan, is a young monk of 12 years old, who lives in Kells Abbey, a fortified enclosure, where the brothers live to the rhythm of the repeated assaults of the Vikings.

Brendan will then meet Brother Aidan, a great master illuminator, who is responsible for protecting the Book of Kells, a fabulous unfinished manuscript. Brendan will then be initiated into the art of calligraphy, will learn the secrets of book illumination, and will take the risk of leaving the abbey with the book, to better protect the Book of Kells.

During his journey, he will discover a strange enchanted forest, terrifying mythological creatures, and will not hesitate to challenge the Vikings…

Our opinion

A magnificent drawing, a playful and enriching story!

The cartoon Brendan and the Secret of Kells is a little marvel of animation. The story is charming, full of teaching, and praises the virtues of education and knowledge…

A nice way to dive into the heart of Irish history, and its Viking invasions, which knocked down many local abbeys. More than just an invitation to travel, the film is suitable for young and old alike: a real treat!