By: Sirithre Leylnn
Being a fan of Irish mythology, I stumbled across this animated film by sheer accident. But I enjoyed it so much, that I feel the need to share it with you all.
The movie follows the story of Brendan, the abbot’s curious nephew, and how he came to work on the historical Book of Kells. While the actual creation of when or how the Book of Kells came to be is still a matter of debate, this movie does a great job of creating a story for its creation, full of mythological and historical references.
Now, I don’t want to go into the plot too much, as it’s a short film, and I want you all to be able to enjoy it to its fullest. I’ll proceed then, by praising what drew me into the movie to begin with: the art. Stylized after the Book of Kells itself, the movie features a very colorful, patterned style. The animation draws heavily on Celtic artwork and symbology, and truly produces wondrous results. Both the character designs and the lush backgrounds work together to create an entrancing experience.
The music is also quite entrancing, especially for anyone as fond of Irish melodies as I am. Aisling’s song is one I will get stuck in my head for years to come. The soundtrack is definitely an inspiring piece of work, and even now as a write this, I listen to the entrancing melodies of Kells.
I highly encourage all of you to check it out if you get the chance.
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