Release Date: March 5th, 2010
DVD Release Date: October 5th, 2010
Not Yet Rated|1 hr 18 min
In the remote Irish woods, Cellach (Brendan Gleeson) prepares a fortress for an impending attack by a Viking war party. Unbeknown to Cellach, his young nephew Brendan (Evan McGuire) -- who has no taste for battle -- works secretly as an apprentice in the scriptorium of the local monastery, learning the ancient art of calligraphy. As the Vikings approach, revered illuminator Aidan (Mick Lally) arrives at the monastery and recruits Brendan to complete a series of dangerous, magical tasks.
Production Co: Vivi Film, Belgacom TV, Euroimages Fund of the Council of Europe, Broadcasting Commission of Ireland, Les Armateurs, Kinepolis Multi, Canal+, Télédistributeurs Wallons, Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, Conseil Général de la Charente, CinéCinéma, MEDIA programme of the European Union, Tax Shelter ING Invest de Tax Shelter Productions, EU Media Plus Program, Wallimage, Conseil Régional de Poitou Charentes, Piste Rouge, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Cartoon Saloon, Promimage, Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Communauté Française de Belgique, France 2 Cinéma