‹ Back to Past Screenings & Events

YFS Past Screenings & Events

The Secret of Kells

This screening took place on
Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 4:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

From the creators of Song of the Sea is the beautifully drawn and refreshingly calm, The Secret of Kells, which hearkens back to animation’s golden age with an enchanting tale inspired by Irish mythology.

Young Brendan lives in the Abbey of Kells, a remote medieval outpost under siege from raiding barbarians. One day a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest, where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan’s determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?

Features the voices of Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter, In Bruges), Mick Lally, Evan McGuire and Christen Mooney. Nominated for 2010 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

A visually overwhelming labor of love, a hand-drawn medieval adventure tale that seeks and finds cosmic connections. - Ty Burr, The Boston Globe

  • Directed by Tomm Moore+Nora Twomey
  • 2009, Ireland
  • 75 minutes
    The Secret of Kells

    YFS Annual Supporters

    Supporters