I am glad that Brendan and the Secret of Kells made it to the list of best animated films in the 82nd Oscar Awards. Of course I wanted it to win . I’m sure it will have a wider distribution due to its recent popularity .
The story is set in the ninth century. Twelve-year-old Brendan is educated by his uncle, Abbot Cellach, who holds a firm grip on his nephew and expects him to follow in his footsteps. One day, Brendan meets Brother Aidan, a master illustrator who shows him the beauty of art and stimulates his creativity and fantasy. Finally, Brendan decides to break free in search of his dream: completing the valuable Book of Kells. On his journey through the forest, he has to face his biggest fears.
I have written about this movie on my earlier post months ago . I am so pleased to know it has come a long way. The video above shows co-director Tomm Moore talking about the making of the animation and the thoughts behind this great film.