The Secret of Kells (2009) - dir. Tomm Moore & Nora Twomey

A kaleidoscopic acid trip through expansive fields of all colors, with a humble Irish monk as your protagonist. It’s a delight. A visual shmorgishborg of shapes and patterns that takes repeat viewings to even feast on a tenth of what’s happening. The way the films is presented is remarkable and worth the price of admission alone…

But the story! A fictional tale involving The Book of Kells finds us on a wild goose chase (literally) that results in laughter, empathy and fright. The only complaint I have is the excessive use of montage, but still that’s just going searching for something. An entirely unique experience.

9.0