In a remote medieval outpost of Ireland, young Brendan embarks on a new life of adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying a 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 falry 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?
Exclusive Features Include: Notes From the Master illuminators: Audio Commentary with the DIrector, Co-Director, and Art Director; The Voices of Ireland: Voice Recording Sessions with Brendan Gleason, Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney, and Mick Lally; Director s Presentation of Pre-Production Sketches and Inspirational Images; Pencil to Picture; Early Concept Trailer; Aisling at the Oscars; Theatrical Trailer
Trio of twos
(Elephant Eye Films / GKIDS / 20th Century Fox)
Two tiny gems ("Kisses" and "Prince of Broadway"), two offbeat animated films ("A Town Called Panic," "The Secret of Kells"), and a pair of proficient Hollywood entertainments ("Unstoppable" and "The Town") helped brighten this year. (Pictured from top to bottom - "Prince of Broadway," "The Secret of Kells," and "Unstoppable") --Kenneth Turan - The LA Times chief film critic