Thursday, March 04, 2010


Ssssh... it's The Secret of Kells, an Irish animated film, which has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature (the Oscars will be distributed this Sunday).

Plot summary from Wikipedia:

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.