Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Family
A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.
The oak "berries" Brendan collects are actually oak tree marble galls, formed by a gall wasp laying eggs in the tree, which are then used to make iron gall ink. Traces of iron gall ink have been found on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the "lost" Book of ... ...
You can't find out everything from books, you know.
Aidan: I think I read that once.
Halfway through the credits, a poem is recited by Aidan (Mick Lally) in Irish. It is a condensed verse of the Old Irish poem 'Mise agus Pangur Bán' rewritten in modern Irish. The translated version of this verse is: Me and white Pangur, Two who relish bundles of art, Me pursuing that which does not come easy, Slippery Pangur hunts prey, Fame or repute I seek not, As I turn ink into glowing light, Little does Pangur value the words of a prophet, He would much prefer a mouse to a book. The verse is followed by Aidan calling to Pangur "Panger, do you see that in the corner!?" followed by him laughing to himself.
English, Scottish Gaelic, Irish
$12,537 (USA) (5 March 2010)
$686,383 (USA) (16 July 2010)
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