March 5, 2011 § Leave a comment
the book of kells known also as the book of columba is a sacred book written around 800 a.d. in ireland. it consists of four gospels in latin language, and artistic depictions of divine scenes. the secret of kells tells the coming-of-age story of a boy who completes the last section of this book, by indulging in and leaving behind what was forbidden for him as well as overcoming his fears.
the animation is very unique in terms of the graphics and the illustrations and at the same time is so close to the drawings of the book of kells that brings the audience with whatever background and culture into the atmosphere of the 1500 years ago ireland to the abbey of kells. the sound track is very well selected, it gives a magical theme to the animation.
didier brunner, the producer of secret of kells is also known for the ‘triplets of belleville’ and ‘kirikou and the sorceress’. tripletes of belleville is praised for its unique and context matching style of animation.