The Book of Kells. The Work of Angels ?


With the Book of Kells at its centre this wide ranging film explores how the greatest Irish work of art to survive from the middle ages came to be made on the edge of the then known world. It reveals how native Irish artists took designs from the Eastern Mediterranean and Northern Europe and amalgamated them with their own craft traditions in metal working and stone carving to create a work which was so astonishing in the elaboration of its invention that for centuries it was considered to have been ‘the work of angels. The inspired photography of Seamus McGarvey and the hauntingly resonant music by the talented Michael McGlynn performed by ANUNA enwraps Murray Grigors exploration of the Book of Kells produced by Louis Lentin.

* Format: All Regions DVD